Dates: July 24 - July 26
Cost per ticket: $245
The “kiku” (chrysanthemum) stitch is an iconic feature in many Japanese temari. Classic and delicate, or bold and graphic, flowers and shapes stitched with this technique are as versatile as they are beautiful. Join us as we stitch this Kiku sampler ball together and explore many of the variations that this stitch offers. Choose your colorway, as either the “Sun Rising” in warm orange and red tones, or the “Moon Rising” variation in cool blues and purples. For either choice, we will mark a C10 together, stitch your choice of border variations, and dive into twelve unique kiku designs. Each face is different, but designed to highlight various uses of this mesmerizing stitch. The only experience required is basic temari skills (equivalent to taking Temari 101) and the ability to bring a large pre-wrapped ball to class. (42 cm circumference or larger — a 5 inch diameter Styrofoam core is ideal. Wrapping in black thread or a very dark color is strongly recommended for ideal pattern contrast.) Instruction booklet and all stitching materials are included, but bring along your pins and measuring tools, and get ready to create a stunning temari centerpiece!
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Jen Weber has been a craft enthusiast all her life. Her background and love for mathematics and science has a clear influence on her fiber arts pursuits. Her passion for complex designs and symmetry can be seen in her weaving, but most significantly in her obsession with Japanese temari.