|Accomplished beginner; interpreted from various Japanese sources. Originally posted in 2003; contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 23 cm circum mari, wrapped in black
Pearl Cotton #5 in assorted colors
Marking thread in metallic gold
Prepare an 8-Combination Division
|This design can be stitched on any size mari, with any threads. It's also a good candidate for a Bits Ball.|
|Note the stitching diagram at left. The design is worked in
each of the 6 centers of the 8 Combination division, and it
works in towards the center of the face. Whether you choose to
do each pane in the same color sequence or vary them it up to
Refer to the directions for Sakasa Uwagake in the TemariKai Tool Kit; Locate points 1 though 8 as you look at once face of the ball. Enter the thread at the left of the vertical marking line at Point 1. Turn the ball counterclockwise, take the thread to Point 2 and take a stitch around the marking line, rotate the mari to Point 3 and take a stitch, and continue in this manner until you are back to Point 1 (green lines on diagram).
Change thread color if desired, enter the thread for Round 2 just under the previous round and repeat the process around (blue lines).
Finish the ball with chidori kagari along the division lines between the squares.
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