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I'm learning alot about book publishing now, too, since I handed over the manuscript. The first thing they did was to shoot the cover photo and start advertising - before we even edited the manuscript! This past week they had another photo shoot and I bet they'll change the cover. The title is slightly different now, too. That's all up to the publisher but I do get some input.
There are several temari books in English with photos of the balls on the cover so it was probably one of those you saw. But if they were taking preorders for Japanese Temari, that would be great!

All of the balls in the book are stitched with pearl cotton. Ha! That's another thing - my editor would not budge on the spelling of "pearl" vs. "perle." I've always spelled it "pearl" and so does the EGA. But she went with "perle." So, I'm trying to relearn!
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Sorry I haven't been round much the last week - a very hectic week at work.

Good luck with the book Barb! Please let me know when it does come out so that we can promote and review it.

Perle cotton is usuall spelled that way, the use of Pearl for it is one of those Americanism spellings that came about. Both are acceptable usually, but in the international publishing world (especially when it comes to needlework), the original Perle is usually used.

I've always loved the look of temari balls, but have never tried to make one myself. Perhaps, with an expert on the board, I'll give it a gow so that I can run screaming to you with questions.

Like Julie, I find that the plastic bobbins are often too small to hold the whole skein of perle thread - which is probably why I use either toilet rolls or sewing thread bobbins.

But I love the look of all my floss wrapped around bobbins in a box - the colours look so pretty and it really does help in choosing colours!


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Funny, I hadn't noticed that the EGA uses the spelling "Pearl." Then again, I've always used a mixture of English spellings and in the early years of my professional career, I worked very closely with several Australians. I actually find myself having to check my writing to make sure that I'm using a consistant spelling for the same word. (Colour and Color are a particular problem for me that way.)

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Somewhere in the old EGA website, I found a glossary of preferred terms and spellings. Or it may have been something that came from them about writing for their publications. That's where I noticed that they prefer "pearl." It doesn't really matter to me, though, so long as we understand each other smile

Yes, the plastic bobbins are pretty fat with a whole skein of perle on them but I usually go through the thread fairly quickly.

Had a panic today when editing the proof for the book, I found that I had sent them a different colored ball. Luckily the photos are larger than life, so I rushed off to my local thread shop just before it closed and figured out which threads were on the ball they shot in the photo! I certainly now appreciate why I sometimes find errors in books. There is just SO MUCH to double and triple check and then BAM! something you didn't notice before pops up.

I'd be happy to assist any of you in temari. I also love English smocking although I've not done any for a few years.

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As an Australian, I used to worry about using American spelling when writing for Bella.

The years, however, have taught me to spell the way that I know, and then when I get complaints to point out that I'm Australian and that is the correct way to spell!

Fortunately, over the years, the problem has become less of a worry as more and more people over the world take a "world" view of spelling and grammar.

Barb - thank heavens for large photos! And isn't it fortunate that our local thread shops are staffed by fellow enthusiasts, so crazed women comparing threads on actual articles and from pictures just before they close don't raise any eyebrows or cause any problems!

It's one of the reasons I love to patronise these smaller stores rather than the big "chain" stores. The other is because the staff know what they're doing.

A friend of mine recently got a job at our local Spotlight (a huge fabric and craft store) and and a number of us in the area have breathed a sigh of relief that we can actually talk to somebody who knows what they're doing. Unfortunately, she's not allowed to actually sell us anything, but she can advise!


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...you mentioned a "world" view of spelling and grammer. On the package of DMC Perle - note the spelling. French. So, I really don't have a problem with speaking a little French smile and going with "perle" as the spelling for this product.

Yes, local shop owners who are enthusiastic and helpful are great! Fun, too. Sometimes I want a deal so I'll go to a chain store with a coupon but not to ask anything.

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