is a popular style element in temari-making, but can also be a very
confusing one. It's also one of the more tricky ones to
learn from the
books. Kagome is usually composed of maki
, but the bands are laid down in a particular way so that
the weave is continuous around the entire pattern (either the entire
temari or within a section of the design), with no breaks in the
patterns. Done properly, there is no beginning or end.
The bands of kagome are usually
laid down in some combined orientation on the off-set of pentagons in
the 10-combination division. Many variations exist, of course but once
established the pattern orientation needs to be maintained, There will
be a common crossing sector, and this is what needs to be focused on.
Once intersecting bands begin, there is a common cross over that
emerges. Think of it as an elongated, sidewise "X". The thread or band
coming down from the upper left ALWAYS crosses UNDER the thread or band
coming down from the upper right. If this rule is adhered to, the
pattern will emerge as planned with all of the crossovers (no matter how
many of them!) perfect - no misses, no stops or starts.
|This is a teaching ball made to show the intersections/crossovers.
It is wrapped with ribbon rather that maki kagari, since it's a
bit easier to follow and it might help to make a learning ball
in this manner.
Crossover 1 corresponds to the main diagram above. The yellow
band from the left crosses under the green band from the right.
Crossovers 2-5 likewise follow; move counter-clockwise to 2 and
look "in" towards 1; it's the same for the remaining
|Taking a closer look at the more intricate application from
above, if one triple intersection is examined, you can see that
it's made up of 3 of the standard crossovers.
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