Our next Region educational event will be classes with Skyllkill Chapter member Ginny Thompson on her favorite technique – Temari! Ginny is the designer and teacher behind all those wonderful Temari embroideries stitched by the Skyllkill members. Ginny has been studying the traditional Japanese folk arts of Temari (embroidered thread-wrapped balls) and Yubinuki (thimble rings) for close to 20 years. Ginny was certified as Shihan (Sensei) in 2007 and as Kyoujyu (Master) in 2010, becoming the first person to certify via independent study without residency in Japan. Ginny now mentors many of the international applicants for JTA certification as well as many in the USA along with teaching those just wishing to stitch for fun. She tutors, runs StitchAlongs and mentors online, and has had photos of her work published in various media.
Ginny is generously offering her knowledge to all members of the Metropolitan Region. Ginny will be teaching two introductory Temari classes, both to be held at the Poughkeepsie Courtyard Hotel in Poughkeepsie, NY. On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Ginny will teach the Japanese art of Yubinuki which is a Japanese thimble ring. Knowledge of this technique will allow the student to be able to adapt the pattern to make a bangle-style bracelet. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Ginny will teach Japanese Temari which is an ancient Japanese embroidery folk art on thread-wrapped balls. The registration fee for each class will be $60 plus a kit fee. The kit fee for the Yubinuki class is $12 and the kit fee for the Temari class is $20. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, for all Metropolitan Region members, opening on March 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2017. Please direct any questions about these classes to Janice Meyers, Education Chair, at GrayceeDM@aol.com.
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