|Intermediate design; interpreted from Cosmo 2 / Yasashii Temari ISBN4837702791. Originally posted in 2001; contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 25 cm circum mari, wrapped in white
Pearl Cotton #5 in colors of your choice
Marking thread in metallic gold
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|The only place the thread wrap will show is in the center of
the flowers so plan accordingly. On each pentagon in the
division, locate the points A through E, halfway between the
border of the pentagon and the center of the adjacent pentagons.
With the main color work hoshi
kagari star from point A to C to E to B to D back to
A. Repeat on all 12 pentagons, setting up a stitching order that
will be repeated for kousa
style. Continue in this manner for approximately five rows
- until you work the star points into the center of the
pentagons and form the flowers using the "white space" of the
centers of the pentagons. Your points will overlap the straight
lines of the stars as you work increasng rounds.
After the flowers are formed, fill in the space around the pentagon shapes. Locate points 1 through 5 as shown in the diagram and stitch around the formed pentagons from the stars outward toward the dividing lines of the mari. Fill in these spaces with as many rows as needed.
You may choose color combinations as you go - stripes will form in the pattern as you change colors. Embellish the sakura centers as desired.
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