|Advanced beginner to Intermediate design; interpreted from Sousaku Temari / Cosmo 2, pp 22-24 (ISBN4-8377-0280-5) Originally posted in 2003; contributed by Andrea L.|
|Materials: 29 cm circum mari, dark gray or black
Pearl Cotton #5 in white, light purple, medium purple and red
Marking thread in metallic gold
Prepare an 8-Combination Division
Now turn your mari so that you're looking at one of the diamond or kite shapes. It should have 4 spokes. You will add two extra complete wraps around the mari, each bisecting the diamond. This will give you 8 spokes. Then, to add the rest of the spokes, you'll have to zigzag your way around the ball, taking a stitch at each intersection. When you're finished, you will have 12 equal diamonds, each with 12 spokes.
|Measure and pin 2/3 out from the center of each diamond on all lines. Measure out 1 cm from the center on alternate lines. Using double thread, with white stitch 1 round of uwagake chidori kagari Use double thread. Repeat on alternate set of marking lines. Repeat this twice, once in each light purple and dark purple. Make sure you take your last stitches as close to the edge of the marker threads as you can. Stitch the remaining 11 kiku motifs|
|For the outlining, use a long length of double thread in red. Turn the temari so that you're looking at 3 kiku - one lying horizontally at the top with the other two tilting at an angle underneath. Find the large rounded triangle surrounding these motifs - corners are indicated by the pins. Begin stitching at a point where the marker threads intersect. Take thread around this triangle inside the marker lines of the diamonds. Repeat this process, turning and always orienting yourself to this 3-kiku pattern. The threads will begin to intersect. Where they do, weave them first over, then under the adjacent threads.|
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