Saturday, July 9, 2011

ITAD 22.10.2011 Let the Competitions begin

Wow hasn't this year just zoomed by!!!

It is just over 100 days until International Temari Appreciation Day 2011. Let's get started by announcing 2 new competitions.

Competition Number 1: Web link and Blog posts
Create a web or blog page about International Temari Appreciation Day 2011 with a link to this blog to win.

We want you to give our craft's special day a shout out so please write a post to let your readers know about ITAD and then make a comment with a link to your page on this post. You can write about what you did to celebrate ITAD last year, what you plan to do to celebrate this year, add a button to your page, suggest your readers enter our new 2011 logo competition at flickr or anything else temari related... just remember to provide a link so your readers can find the ITAD blogspot.

One entrant will win $15 of threads from the Temari Addict Australia Supply Store.

Here's the small print: You can enter more than once, so if you have multiple blogs or web pages you need to make a separate comment on this blog post with a link for each page you wish to enter. You must provide a link to direct readers to the ITAD blog in your page.The prize threads totalling AUD$15 can be chosen from any range but shade selections will be from current stock only so please be aware we may not have all shades available. The winner will be announced on the ITAD blog on July 30th at 6pm. You will need to provide a postal address for delivery of your prize before August 10th or the prize will be re-drawn. All competition times are Western Australian Standard Time. 

Competition Number 2: Create a Logo temari

Last year we ran a great competition to create S16 Uwagake Chidori temari to be used for our ITAD logo. The winner's temari from 2010 is featured above in our blog banner.

Here is a sample ball made by me

Seeking a beautiful Temari to use as our Logo.  The winning Temari will be created and selected by you, the Temari community.

Here are the entry guidelines:
  • General: Please ensure your submission is a new ball (not previously photographed or shared). The ball must be your own work, however it is not necessary to be an original design, you may take inspiration from a pattern you have seen elsewhere but please provide your design reference. You may enter your ball by adding it to the Flickr site here You will need to make a Flickr account to enter or vote, if you already have a yahoo account this is a quick process. The winner grants the International Temari Appreciation Day coordinator permission to use the image of the winning Temari in a logo representation.
  • Time: Competition will commence on July 10th 20111 and close at Midnight July 31st 2011 local time. I live in Western Australia so the time here is GMT+8.
  • Division: S16.
  • Size: 30cm circumference (+/- 1cm).
  • Stitch: Uwagake Chidori Kagari (Zig zag over) aka kiku herringbone stitch - specific arrangement of Chidori Kagari where the working thread is taken over the previous rows to create the widening solid "V" shaped wedge, emanating outward from the pole or center point. This stitch arrangement refers to whether all, one, or several previous rows are worked over and around. -definition from Temari Kai tool kit.
  • Colour: Your choice.
  • Thread: Use perle, floss etc... it is up to you.
  • Photography: Please photograph the temari against either a plain black or white background without props. This will allow the image to be cropped into a logo. Ensure your photo is named in an identifiable way. This will ensure you get all the credit for your work.
  • Voting: Click on the gallery of photos and hit add to faves button just under the picture title. Flickr will automatically keep a tally of how many times each picture has been voted as a favourite. Visit regularly to ensure you don't miss any entries.
The maker of the winning Temari ball will have their work used to create the International Temari Appreciation Day logo for 2011/2012. You will be able to tell your friends with pride that your work has been selected by your peers to be the one to represent our celebration day. You will also receive an acknowledgement certificate featuring the finished logo as a keepsake.

Ladies and Gentlemen....Start Stitching...


  1. Here is a sample post I made about ITAD at my other blog.

  2. Here's my ITAD 2011 post on the Temari Train... of thought blog.

    Now I just have to get started on a design for the logo contest.

  3. Have entered Comp.1 over on my weblog have worked one half of a test ball for Comp.2 at 34cm, so will proceed now to a "proper" one at 30cm (+/-1 ). Oh what fun!