|Intermediate design; interpreted design. Originally posted in 2005; contributed by Lynne D.|
|Materials: 28 cm circum mari, wrapped black
Pearl Cotton #5 in black, white
Marking thread same color as mari wrap
Prepare a 8-Combination Division using invisible thread
|Locate points A, B, C, D on each pole, which are half way from
the pole to the 6-pt intersections on the C8 marking. There will
be six squares each centered around the 6 poles of the C8 mari.
With white, stitch two rows around each square. Locate the triangles formed by Points 1, 2, 3. There will be eight around the ball. Stitch two rows using white around each triangle, being sure to overlap the stitches of the points into the corners of the squares kousa style. Change to black, and stitch two rows around each square and then each triangle. Repeat until you have a total of 5 rows, three sets of 2 rows of the contrast color and two sets of 2 rows each of the main color. If you are adjusting the pattern to a different size mari, be sure to end with rows of the contrasting color. Do not stitch until the shapes meet - leave about 1cm between the triangles. To create the illusion you will wrap around the mari with the main color, dividing the ball into four "wedges". The wraps will cover the part of the middle of 2 sides (top and bottom) of the stitched squares. Start at the north pole and wrap around the ball, repeating until the wrapping spans the space between the sides of the triangles. End off. Turn the ball ninety degrees and repeat the wrap process.
|If desired you can trim out the remaining marking lines that show in the middle of the triangles and squares, but if the marking thread was thinner and a color match to the mari wrap this usually is not necessary. Also optional is adding embellishment to the centers of the triangles and squares. The result of this process gives four "shapes" that look like they have been stitched as one, where in reality it is the combination of the squares and triangles, with portions of the sides of the square being "blanked out" with the wrapping.|
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