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Intermediate design; original composition; contributed by Ginny T.
Materials: 24-25 cm mari, wrapped in dark green

Pearl Cotton #5 in white, orange and red

Marking thread is gold metallic

Prepare an 8-Combination Division

This pattern is known as "Maggie's Oops" - a student of mine (very good one, in fact) just had a mental block on laying down C8 marking lines and was always a section off. In order to keep her stitching one night, we added the regular lines and I had her stitch the motifs in Sakasa. While not the intended lesson, it was never the less a learning experience and cranked out a pattern that more than a few people have stitched since.

Add extra marking lines: The blue dotted lines show, along with Points A,B,C,D the original marking lines and intersection points of the C8 marking. Using the same marking thread, add the extra lines shown as red dotted lines.

The motifs are stitched in the triangles formed by marking lines as shown to the left. The corners of the area are the 8-point centers of the C8 marking. There will be 4 motifs centered around each 8-point center. Locate Points 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Following the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 back to 1 sequence, work the motif in Sakasa Kagari. The starting stitches are placed right at the marking line boundaries inside each triangle. The motif works inward toward the center.
The example is worked in 1 row each of red, orange, white, red, orange, white, red. Add a final row of gold metallic.

Work Matsuba Kagari across each 8-point center as shown in the photo; here white and orange were used.

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