Dates: April 24 - April 25
Cost per ticket: $245
Come explore the ancient Japanese art of temari—beautiful embroidered balls. Students begin with a prepared ball and dive immediately into the fun of creating geometric designs with pearl cotton and simple stitches. During the two days, participants learn all the fundamentals of the craft: how to wrap and prepare the balls for stitching, marking for different designs, stitching basics, and layered and woven design fundamentals. Jen believes strongly that creativity and proficiency grow best in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. She will be in touch with participants prior to class to discuss your skill level and project goals. All supplies are provided, and students will be provided with enough materials and patterns to complete four unique temari.
All the knowledge needed to continue in this craft is covered, so it is an intense two days of learning. Therefore some students may elect to also sign up for the optional “Temari Open Studio” the next day, to spend some additional time cementing their skills and working on their projects with the instructor.
April 26 “Temari Open Studio”
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.