Join us for a fantastic day out celebrating all things Japan with our Temari Ball Workshop in the morning with morning tea, followed by a delicious Japanese themed lunch and a Yukata Dressing and Japanese Tea & Sweet Tasting in the afternoon.
The workshop facilitator will be Leanne O'Sullivan from Kimono House in Melbourne. Leanne first went to Japan in the 1980’s where she lived and worked for 5 years. It was during this time she became interested in Japanese textiles and in particular the kimono. “….Whilst living in Japan I was constantly inspired by the extreme contrasts around me – everywhere I looked there seemed to be a
mix of the traditional and contemporary co-existing beautifully.” This interesting blend of contrast is evident in Leanne’s work of creating pieces that combine new and vintage fabric, traditional and contemporary design.
Leanne now visits Japan each year where she continues to find inspiration. Her time in Australia is divided between her home and studio in Melbourne. It is here that she works in her business Kimono House, trading in Japanese textiles and designing her range of craft kits. Leanne also teaches workshops in sewing and traditional Japanese crafts and facilitates exhibitions of her personal collection of Japanese textiles.
Temari Ball Workshop:
Temari have been traditionally stitched in Japan for generations. Once made by women and given as gifts in the new year, the craft has now become popular around the world. In this workshop you will learn the basic skills to hand-stitch your own temari to take home. A pattern suitable for beginners will be taught so all skill levels are welcome. All materials will be provided including threads, needle and ball for you to create your own delightful temari to give as a gift or keep to trim the tree at Christmas time.
After a lovely japanese themed lunch enjoy an informative and refreshing afternoon with Yukata Dressing & Japanese Tea & Sweet Tasting. Follow a step-by-step demonstration to dress in Yukata, the casual Japanese kimono and learn how to tie the obi sash. During the Tea & Sweet Tasting Leanne will make 3 varieties of Japanese tea including matcha, cherry blossom and genmai cha for tasting with matching Japanese sweets.
One Day workshop date - Sunday 28 August 10am to 4pm at the Mercure Ballarat
We look forward to spending the day with you.