Showing posts with label teaching. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teaching. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Teaching Temari

In February and March, I taught temari to a group of women in Mitrovica. It was a good experience for us all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teaching Temari

I will be teaching this S 10 kiku design to embassy peeps in November.  This is the sample temari.  I like the unusual colors.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Getting Closer

I have one side pretty much complete and a good start on the other half.  Now to sit down and finish it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doesn't Look Like Much

Evidently, my husband decided not to unwrap the threads so you can see the pattern on this ball in progress.  It's a six pointed renzoku pattern.  Still a work in progress.  This was started as part of my temari teaching.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Student's Work - So Proud!

 I started teaching Carolina and Ana in July of this year.  Unusual for Moldovans, neither had done any needlework since elementary school.  They both took to it like ducks to water, and a couple of weeks ago, Carolina brought some of her work over for my husband to photograph.  I'm so proud of her!  They're all gorgeous, and she's done so well with different patterns, making up her own designs, and picking great color combinations.  She's getting better than I am!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Teaching Renzoku

I taught the first renzoku pattern to Anna the other week.  It has now become her favorite.  It's one of my favorites, too.  I love the way everything interlocks.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

New Start

Another teaching temari.  As you can see from the design, they're getting more advanced!  This is a C8 with extra markings, and I've only done one of the kikus so far....

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

New Class Start

We've moved on to more difficult things in my temari class.  We're beginning the C8 marking.  The pattern we picked is one from a temari given me in an exchange.  Mine, from the colors I picked, reminds me of a tobacconist's shop.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Renzoku Start

I started this temari during the teaching session a week ago Sunday.  I think it'll be pretty nice once I finish it!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Freeform Temari

I've got this about halfway done; my students wanted to learn new stitches to use on temari, and I obliged.  They learned detached chain, stem, spider web, fly stitch, and how to make silk ribbon irises!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Teaching Kiku Done

 This was the first pattern I taught to my students last month.  I picked what I thought would be a bit wilder colors, especially the Havana (green/purple combination) Watercolours, but the teal ball toned them down quite a bit.  The two poles are different versions of kikus for my own amusement.  The ball itself was given as a gift to Liuba, the host mom of a peace corps volunteer here in Moldova.  Once the weather cools and the pace of village life slows some, I'll be teaching her how to make them too!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Bit of Weaving

Since I was teaching Ana this pattern, I had to make it myself, too!  Here's my version.  I used kyo-temari thread and a 25 cm diameter ball.  I think it turned out pretty neat.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Teaching Temari

In October and November I'll be teaching temari to my local embroidery guild. This is the pattern I chose. I made the temari to show at the June meeting to start the sign ups. They're pretty excited. The October meeting will be making the mari itself, and then in November we'll mark and stitch it.

This is just a view from another angle. I think I did a pretty good job of it.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Yes, it's done, and I never blogged about it! Why? Because it's a teaching project for the ANG's Cyberpointers. I'm the education vice president and have been working on this for over six months. It's going to be the January program. Join Cyberpointers! Get this design! It's an original by myself and my daughter. She drew the shapes and I did all the stitch choices. Oh, and she piced the silver Japanese gold for the lines. I'll have this finished into a book sleeve later this week, and will teach you how to do it too in the instructions.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fair Maiden Is Now Truly Finished

Yesterday I taught the last of the four sessions on the needle purse. Well ... I thought I was going to teach about putting it together, but it didn't work out that way. Since I was teaching the finishing, I thought it was high time I put mine together. Here it is closed; I used ribbon instead of twisted wool for the close ties. I like how it came out.

And here is the inside. I also made it so the rings are removable. For me, that makes the piece more functional.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Done Being Crewel

I finished the stitching on Fair Maiden! Now all I need to do is get batting and make the project case out of it. It was a rather quick stitch when done, and I think it'll go over well when I teach it. I like the colors I chose for mine, too.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Fairly Close

The larger piece is done and now I'm working on the smaller, inside piece. It's coming along really quickly, so I should be able to finish it in time and then put it together before the first class.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Little Yellow One

I finished off the berries and added the yellow flower this past week - it's coming along, but I need to get it done in the next two weeks. The closed fly stitches made cute little petals, though I think the satin stitches on my berries look somewhat ragged.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I finished up the bottom flowers on the outer panel and started one on the inner panel, then began the berries. It's coming along pretty well and goes quickly when I work on it ... which will be a lot more now that I'm home.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Experiencing a Flowering

I now have almost all of the large areas done on the front. Yay! I like how it's coming along and will spend a day or so on it next week to hopefully finish the front.