|The black pins are the first set of working poles. Begin laying down lines as though for a Simple 10, starting by taking the thread to a pin above the equator (rather than a lower one). Continue in the usual way, BUT, do not complete the final segment of the cycle:|
After passing the S pole & upon arriving at the last pin (green in photo to left), stop before completing the cycle. Pivot the thread to the right around the last/green pin (now the "new" N pole) following the yellow arrow. Using these (green) pins as the N & S poles, begin the new set of simple 10. Continue in normal manner until reaching the last pin in this "green" cycle.
Just like in the first set, stop at the last pin on the last cycle (orange in photo to left) and pivot the thread to the right. This is now "new" N pole. As before, follow the yellow arrow and lay down another set of simple 10 lines. It can be seen that the standard shapes of a C10 begin emerging, and notice that as work progresses lines are being added to adjacent sets of poles. The total number of wraps needed to be worked on each set is always decreasing. Continue in this same manner, changing to a new pole at the last pin of the current cycle, through five sets of pins.
|Stop when on the last set
of pins, you cannot continue; that is when there is no last pin
to pivot on that continues the process. The marking will look as
the photo to the left. It is normal that a few segments that
need to be completed individually. Measure off 3 1/2 to 4 wraps
of marking thread. Anchor the thread and begin by tacking the 12
point centers that have been completed (remove pins as centers
are secured) & then complete the needed fill-ins.
As mentioned, beginners should first learn the traditional method but once the understanding of a C10 is gained, this can be a preferred process for some stitchers.
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