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Temari Pattern LC01 / TemariKai 10-Combination Patterns

Intermediate design; interpreted from  Kaga Hana Temari  /  Flower Temari from Kyoto, ISBN4-8377-0292-9. Originally posted in 2006; contributed by Lynn C.
Materials: 27 cm circum mari, wrapped in red

Pearl Cotton #5 in colors of red, gold, ivory, dark green

Marking thread in metallic gold

Prepare a 10-Combination Division

An off-set pentagon will be stitched inside of the 12 large pentagons. Pin-mark an offset pentagon 2/3 of the distance from the center of each of 12 the pentagons. With the gold pearl stitch outward from the center of the pentagon to the pins. Repeat for remaining 11 pentagons. It took about 15 round. Work maki kagari / wrapped bands around the top pentagon with one row of the ivory thread. As you wrap you will lay the thread alongside 4 more of the stitched offset pentagons around the ball. Change to red and continue wrapping with the red thread until you reach the edge of pentagon “B” in the diagram (about 8-10 rows). You want to go for a ribbon look so keep the wraps snug against the preceding row.  Wrap one final row of ivory. Continuing from the start pentagon wrap 4 more bands being careful to keep the same overlap as you go around the ball.  Some intersections will require you to weave under the preceding band to maintain the sequence.  A final band is wrapped around the equator line. There will be small triangles of open area at each of the large pentagon points. Stitch a row of ivory around each of 12 outer pentagons. Stitch a row of green outside of each ivory row. This should finish the empty areas on the ball.  If you are using a larger ball you may need an additional row of the green.

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