|Intermediate design; interpreted from web photo. Contributed by Janice M.|
|Materials: 26cm wrapped in dark brown thread.
Pearl cotton #5 in green, dark orange and orange.
Marking thread: medium weight metallic gold
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|All stitching is done with double thread.
Pentagons: Locate one of the 12 pentagons. Per diagram to the left, with green thread, stitch a pentagon inside each pentagon, stitching as close to the marking lines as possible. Repeat on the remaining 11 pentagons.
|Stars: Round 1: Number each
pentagon in order to maintain kousa syle. In
pentagon 1, place pins at points 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, halfway
between x and a in diagram 1. Using dark orange, stitch
around the pentagon using Chidori
Kagari. Starting at 1, just inside a neighboring pentagon,
stitch to the pin at 2, and back across the green to the next
pentagon at 3. Continue around pentagon 1. Repeat on
Round 2: Start again with pentagon 1. Using orange, stitch around each pentagon using Chidori Kagari. Referring to diagram 1, start at A, just below the original starting point and stitch to a point 2/3 of the distance from a - 2. Continue around pentagon 1 and repeat on pentagons 2-12.
|Diamonds: Final round: Locate an orange diamond.
Referring to diagram 2, use green to stitch from 1-2-3-4-1,
weaving under the dark orange threads and over the orange
threads. Repeat on all orange diamonds.
Embellishments: With metallic gold thread, stitch matsuba kagarai at each pentagon center.
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