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Temari Pattern GT62 / TemariKai 10-Combination Patterns

Advanced design; personal composition.  One of 6 JTA Kyoujyu (2010) exam designs, contributed by Ginny T.
Materials:  30 cm circumference mari, wrapped in ecru.

For stitching: Caron Watercolors overdyed, separated (similar to pearl cotton #5) in dark indigo and medium indigo blues. Medium gold thread.

Marking thread in fine gold metallic

Prepare a 10-Combination Division


Design is made in three sections: kagome / basket weave bands, tsumu / spindles woven into basket bands, and kiku  woven into basket bands. Using single strand dark indigo, work maki kagari /wrapped bands in kagome / basket weave style, oriented as shown in the working diagram (see left). Bands are made up of 4 wraps. The 4 wraps should be treated as one whole band when placing the weave.
Spindles: In each diamond of the C10 division (pts. 1-2-3-4 in Working Diagram), work tsumu kagari interwoven into the basket weave THREADS (see photo above): Use 1 strand. Located Pts a and b in Diamond 1-2-3-4, which are 1/2 distance from corner of diamond to center of diamond. Begin at Pt a; to the right of center line 2-4, pass over 2 threads, under 2 threads, over 2 threads; stitch at Pt b. Repeat over 2, under 2, over 2 threads to return to Pt a. Repeat this sequence for one more stitching row. Stitch 2 rows in same manner but passing under 2, over 2, under 2 threads. Stitch 2 more rows in same manner, using 1st weave sequence of over 2, under 2, over 2.
Work 1 complete Spindle in each diamond on ball. 
Kiku: In each 10pt center, work kiku design using shitagake kagari, interwoven into basket weave THREADS as follows: Begin at Pt C of Working Diagram (1/2 distance pentagon center to corner on long leg of marking threads), which will be bottom point of Kiku. Pass thread over 2, under 2, over 2, under 2 threads, take stitch close to center on short leg of marking thread. Pass under 2, over 2, under 2, over 2 threads of basket weave band, take stitch for kiku bottom point same distance as Pt c.  Repeat around. Second row of kiku: beginning at Pt c, pass under 2, over 2, under 2, over 2 threads and stitch at center; Pass over 2, under 2, over 2, under 2. Repeat around. Third row of Kiku - same sequence as Row 1.
Finishing: Using medium gold metallic thread, work 3 French knot stitches in randomly placed in center of each kiku.

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