Saturday, July 30, 2011

Daffodil palette in the color wheel

Yesterday, I shared one of my favorite color palettes for choosing threads for temari - a palette based on colors from a photo of daffodil blooms against a blue sky.

It seems too easy! Just to satisfy my need to look at how these colors are arranged on the color wheel, I returned to Kuler to play around with their interactive wheel. To get there, click on "Create" and then on "From a Color." Wow! What fun it is to slide around the wheel creating an infinite number of color combinations!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bright and cheery daffodil palette for temari

Daffodil palette for temari

How do you select thread colors when planning your temari? Often, we just look through our stash and grab a few threads that inspire us.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Temari in Indonesia

Thanks to Rebecca's blog at Temari Addict Australia, we know we have more kindred sisters in the South Seas!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Certification Classes for the Japan Temari Association

Are you interesting in challenging yourself to improve your temari stitching and pattern writing ability? In late August, I'll be starting classes for preparation for the examinations to be held in June, 2012. Please read the information on my website and fill out the form to add your name to my mailing list. I'll be in touch in August when I've got the class materials ready and the prices set. In the meantime, happy stitching!

JTA certification information

Monday, July 4, 2011

JTA certification results are in. It's champagne time!

Congratulations to Rebecca from Perth, Australia, and Glenna K. from California, USA, for passing their level certification with the Japan Temari Association in Tokyo.

Rebecca took my certification class for Level 2. She produced three temari with patterns with combination 8-division and three with combination 10-division. Her pattern writing is superb and her temari stitching is gorgeous!

Glenna is a friend who independently passed the TOP level - Level 4 - which means we can now call her Professor! Her temari are simply stunning. The level of artistry that she brings from other types of needlework to temari is so inspiring.

Congratulations to both Rebecca and Glenna and to all others who passed!

Brochure from the JTA

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Picking temari thread colors from a photo

Mother Nature and Kuler

Go to Kuler. Upload a favorite photo. Let the program pick the colors. Adjust if desired. Pull threads to match. Easy!

Cape San Blas, Florida - A little slice of heaven

Tide out

Pathway to heaven?

Speckled trout

Temari stitcher's husband

Shallow water - lots of life

Skate skating along

photo by Katherine