ToolKit - Sakasa Kagari 逆
Sakasa Uwagake Kagari uses uwagake
kagari on corners or points of a shape, working from the outside edge
into the center. This is opposite or "inside out" from the usual path of
working from the center of a design outward. It may be worked on one or
all points/corners of a stitching path. It will very often be used to
create polygons, or other solid or partially filled areas. The design
shown in the stitching example is an 8-point woven star since it will
also demonstrate a few extra points to keep in mind over simple shapes.
However, sakasa uwagake applications are almost limitless. It can be
used with any shape as well as linear orientations. It can be worked
solidly, as open shapes, or even as open rows.
|For this example of using Sakasa Uwagake, an 8-point woven
star is being worked. Stitches are worked on every third line
follow in order from 1 to 8, back to 1, using the 8 marking
lines of the center of an 8-Combination division.
Notice the threads cross each other both on the marking lines as
well as in between (yellow pin, and immediately the the right
and left of the pin), all around the design. When stitching
saksa, pay attention to whatever crossovers occur. Be sure to
maintain alignment and position of the threads, and groom them
as you work.
with Row 2 and all successive rows, all stitches are worked in
standard Uwagake (thread over
previous rows). Turn the ball so that the stitch you are making
is at the "12 o'clock" position. Lay the thread from 1 to 2,
carrying it over the threads of the previous round. Complete the
stitch. Repeat around all corners of the shape. Remember to turn
the ball so that your stitching position is at 12 o'clock.
|Sakasa Uwagake works in toward the center of the shape, rather
than outward from the center as in most other work. Pay
attention to the thread cross overs as the design weaves onto
itself. The shape can be fully filled or left with some partial
negative space in the center.
|These are two more examples of Sakasa
Kagari. The applications are countless and can add some good
variation to design work
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