|Intermediate design; interpreted from Atarashii Temari 5 / Cosmo #5 ISBN4-8377-0283-X, pg 14. Originally posted in 2007; contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 25 cm circum mari, wrapped in dark brown
Pearl Cotton #5 DMC colors 606 (red), 741 (orange), 910 (green)
Marking thread in gold metallic
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|All stitching is done with double
thread. Stitch one round of pearl cotton 910 around the
inside of all the pentagons. Stitch as close to the
marking thread as possible. Remember one round equals two
rows of pearl cotton.
Number each of the pentagons from 1 to 12. The order in which the pentagons are numbered is unimportant; the numbers will help you be consistent as you are stitching
Beginning in pentagon 1, use pins to mark ½ the distance between center and each corner of the pentagon. On the remaining division lines, measure 0.5 cm from the side of the pentagon into the adjoining pentagons. Mark this point with a pin. Using pearl cotton 606, stitch one round from pin to pin to create a star. Remove the pins as you stitch. Repeat this process in the remaining 11 pentagons in the order which you numbered them.
|Use the diagram at the left to determine the placement of the next 2 rounds of stitching. The stitches are approximately 3 mm apart at the star tips. Divide the metallic thread that splits the diamond shaped areas into thirds.|
|Stitch round 2 using pearl cotton 741. Stitch around all of the stars following the number sequence of the pentagons. Stitch round 3 using pearl cotton 606. Stitch around all of the stars following the number sequence of the pentagons.|
|The final step is to outline the overlapping star tips using pearl cotton 910. Stitch a diamond around each of the overlapping star tips. As you stitch, weave the green pearl cotton under the red pearl cotton and over the orange pearl cotton.|
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