|Intermediate design. One of 8 JTA Shihan (2007) exam designs. Personal composition, originally posted 2007, contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 27cm circumference mari,
wrapped in white. Pearl cotton #5 in dark yellow, 4 shades of
blue, 2 shades of
pink. Medium gold metallic thread. Fine gold metallic for marking. Prepare a Simple 10 Division
|Kiku design is worked with uwagake
chidori kagari, alternating between lines 1-2-3-4-5 and
lines A-B-C-D-E. Use double
thread pearl cotton for stitching throughout. Begin with
dark yellow. Place pole stitches 5mm from center, place bottom
point 1/2 distance between pole and equator. Beginning with
third row, when working uwagake at pole, use variation of skip
one thread of previous row (leave it loose rather than stitching
around/over it) rather than working around all threads. Continue
to skip one previous thread working down each round. Work 2 rows
dark yellow, one each very light, light and medium blue, and 2
rows dark blue. All are working with double thread.
Place keeper pins at intersections of equator and marking lines. With dark pink (double thread), work uwagake to stitch around last row of dark blue where threads cross. Cross over equator and take next stitch. Repeat as for jyouge douji kagari. Stitch on both sets of lines, alternating rows. For second round, work uwagake around both dark blue and dark pink threads. For third round, work uwagake around only last dark pink row.
|With dark yellow, work tabane kagari gathering stitches above and below equator, where jyouge douji kagari threads cross equator at marking lines. Take 3 stitches on either side of equator. With medium gold metallic thread, work matsuba kagari / pine needle stitches in each space between marking lines, evenly spaced over equator. Tack centers if desired. Work long straight stitches over "V" areas of uwagake/kiku design on each pole, going from in between the two rows of dark blue and across the pole to same point opposite.|
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