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|Kiku design temari stitched with two colors.|
This is a combination 8-division temari (C8), 35cm circumference, with the squares outlined with one row of Caron Watercolors 084 African Sunset. Yes, even though I'm not stitching flowers, I still have that box of Caron threads handy. I split the 8-part square into 16 parts by adding support guidelines with the same marking thread (a very thin copper).
The inside points for the kiku herringbone design begin 0.7cm from the center (I used a paper circle guide). The outside points begin 1cm from the square's metallic guideline. As I worked my way around the 8-petal kiku that makes up the first layer, I changed colors by starting the new colors with a new needle. Threads: Caron Watercolors 084 African Sunset and 089 Caribbean. This photo shows the last stitch of this layer made with Caribbean.
|Second part of the 16-petal kiku|
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