Monday, November 3, 2008
Quick as a wink - Addi Click!
I kind of lied at work today. I told them I was going to see some 'babies' at lunch time, and everyone assumed I meant the human kind, and I sort of let them think that. I spent all morning wishing it away, and finally the clock struck twelve and I rushed off to the um, LYS!
To get a load of these puppies!
I understand I might be one of the first in Australia to see these, as they've literally only just arrived!
They look good too. Although I can't see that size stamp lasting very long.
To make matters even more exciting, when I got there they had just started an impromptu TEMARI Ball workshop! I have long admired these on Wendy Bernard's blog, and until today I wasn't really sure how they were constructed. But today, one of the regular drop-in ladies was sharing her knowledge. She was taught in Korea by a Japanese woman some years ago, and seemed to be a wonderful teacher.
You don't make them with a polystyrene ball, you make them with a plastic bag full of polystyrene beanbag fill (cheaper and it doesn't disintegrate when you're stitching), you wrap and wrap and it turns into a sphere, then you measure and do a bit more wrapping of the 'spines', and then measure and pin, then a little stitching in pretty colours(not exactly embroidery, more like join the dots). It looked very addictive! I can see these (in different colours) looking ethnic and chic in a little wooden bowl on the coffee table, can't you?
I just adore my LYS, Daisy Designs in Fairy Meadow. Rae has tried just about every craft (including signwriting, calligraphy, metalwork, she's even learning auslan!) and when something clicks with her you should see her speed! She's the only person I know to have WORN THROUGH a pair of addi turbo's (2mm shortest, 2 at a time for her tiny baby socks). I envisage a Christmas tree heavily laden with Temari Balls at the shop this year.
Kerry, the other owner, is a national spinning treasure. Completely internet free, she knows the answer to just about every single spinning and fibre question I've ever had. Plus she has an electric spinning machine, an electric carder and a floor loom taking up an ENTIRE room in her house - now that's commitment! I remember the first time I went to her house, I felt very special being invited, and when I got there, well I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
So, Kerry and Rae, congratulations on your new addi-tion, I told my colleagues that mums and bubs were all doing very well!
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