|Intermediate design; interpreted from Japanese book. Originally posted in 2001; contributed by Karen M.|
|Materials: 26 cm circum mari, wrapped in blue
Pearl Cotton #5 in colors of your choice
Marking thread in metallic gold
Prepare an 8-Combination Division
|Add additional marker threads as shown in green on the diagram
by bisecting the angles (these lines will not be straight as you
go around the ball, so take a small stitch at each of the
original marker threads to hold in place). Tack all
intersections. You should now have 12 shapes, each with 8
Work each daisy in colors of your choice with matsuba kagari / straight stitches (shown in red in the diagram) making 3 stitches on each side of each marker thread, rounding the edges of the flower by making each one further away just a little shorter, but even with the opposite side. Stitches will cross and form a bundle in the center. Secure this bundle with a double cross-stitch in a contrasting color. Work decorative straight stitches or another motif at the remaining marker thread intersections (shown in blue).
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