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.