Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Temari Day Logo Competiton Begins Tomorrow

The temari day logo competition will begin tomorrow. Look out for all the details which will be posted in about 6 hours.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

115 Days until the first International Temari Appreciation Day

The title says it all. Only 115 Days until the first ever International Temari Appreciation Day is celebrated on October 22, 2010.

It has been suggested that we have an open call for a special temari to use as our official icon for this year. I think it is an awesome idea. So a competition will run from July 1st until July 30th. More details will be posted on July 1st.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blog and webpage button

I have made this little link button which you can use on your web page to advise your readers that you are participating in International Temari Appreciation Day.

I am clearly not the most awesome diagramer but if you can also see that it is a C10 I'm good enough.

Unfortunately I can't add the html codes here for you to copy to your page but please feel free to email me to get the codes so you can add the button in your side bar.

Also if you would like your webpage to be listed in the participants section of this blog please let me know.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to celebrate

How could we celebrate International Temari Appreciation Day?

So far these are the ideas put forward by many kind contributors:
• Organise an exhibition at your local library or arts center.
• Host a local stitching day.
• Share temari making with someone new.
• Show your first temari (mine is scary) and your newest.
• Share a story about how you learned about temari.
• Share/swap your temari with another temari maker.
• Mention it on your blog/website (if you have one... with a special project).
• Do a give away via blog or website
• Open a Flick'r group for the month so users can upload a special temari appreciation design they made (Do a give away drawing there too, like Chloe Patricia does.)
• Run a special stitching challenge on Yahoo groups for that month, planning on revealing the finished results on the designated day
• Design a display for your LNS

Do you have a different/even better idea that you are just busting to share? I'm sure you do. Please share it by commenting below.

I am happy to coordinate/sponsor the day. I know several English speaking temari makers throughout Australia, USA, England, Canada etc but I'd also love to get the Japanese, French, Dutch, Greek, Russian temari makers (and any other country that makes temari) in on an international celebration too. Any ideas how to make it a truly global celebration?

If you have any ideas please leave a message... don't worry you won’t be volunteering for anything you don't want to do just by leaving a message. Love to hear from you all if you have any thoughts.

Thank you to every one who has submitted an idea so far.

Welcome to our new site.

Welcome to the official information site for International Temari Appreciation Day. If you love making Japanese Temari Balls this site is for you.

Last week I proposed to hold an annual celebration day for Temari. I put the idea out and received many messages of support from around the globe.

After doing some research I discovered there were only 6 dates that are not currently holidays anywhere in the world (so far as I am aware) so one of these would be great for an international celebration date for Temari making/appreciation. After proposing these dates the feedback seems to be that October 22 is the day most people would prefer to celebrate our craft.

I am currently in the process of having our day listed on earth calendar.