|Intermediate to advanced design. Originally posted in 2003; contributed by Helen B.|
|Materials: 28 cm circum mari, wrapped in light blue
Pearl Cotton #5 in shades of blue, lavender, green, white
Marking thread in metallic periwinkle
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|The tricky part is to lay out the kiku motifs so that they
have a roundness to them, otherwise there's a flat look to the
kiku which isn't as attractive. Locate the triangles
formed from the C10 marking. Uwagake Chidori Kagari is
used. I see that I entered the needle at the tops of the
marker threads, at the 6-point center in the middle of the
triangle. As I worked each row down along the kiku petals, I
entered my needle carefully farther and farther out to the sides
so that there would be a nice wide upside down V, rather than a
more pointed one. I worked the tips of the kiku petals out
far enough so that when I outlined the triangles after finishing
with the kiku, the first outline thread, which is white, lies
right beside the last thread of the kiku, which is navy.
There's no space between the outlines and the tips of the kiku. Starting at the beginning points of the kiku the DMC colors are: 2 rows of green, 3 of light purple, 2 baby blue, 1 white, and one navy. The triangle outlines are 1 white and one navy. For the tiny white threads at the centers of the kiku, right by the triangle centers, - run a little loop of white thread around the marker threads on each kiku petal.
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