|Intermediate to advanced design. Interpreted from Cosmo 3 / Atarashii Temari 3 ISBN4837702813, pg 16. Originally posted in 2004; contributed by Paula G.|
|Materials: 25 cm circum mari, wrapped muted color
Pearl Cotton #5 in white, black, and 6 colors
Marking thread in muted color
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|Chose one of the pentagons and make note of the 5 small
equilateral triangles that border it, one on each side. Place a
pin half way down the marking thread that bisects each of these
triangles. (Labeled points A, B, C, D, E in Figure 1).
3.Using black pearl cotton, stitch a pentagon around these 5 pins, then remove pins.
4.Using one shade of colored pearl cotton, stitch 10 more rows.
|Choose a second, adjacent pentagon and mark as in step
2. Follow directions in steps 3 and 4 using a second
color, but be sure to go under all of first rows at one point
and over at the other crossing point. The design emerges as nejiri style is
6.Continue with subsequent pentagons, being sure to cross over and under appropriately where rows intersect (see Figure 2). Each of 6 colors will be used twice on opposite poles on the ball.
|When all 12 pentagons are finished, note the 20 areas with 3 crossing bands of color. Stitch a triangle around each with first row black, next white, next black then 3 or more rows of white until the ball is completely covered (figure 3 – figure shows one stitched triangle all in black)|
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