Monday, March 4, 2013

Interlocking Pentagons Temari

This temari caught my eye the very first time I looked through the Japanese temari book Flower Temari from the Kaga Region of Kyoto (Kaga Hana Temari) by Takahara, published in 1992 by Macaw. I finally got around to stitching it last week and am really pleased with the result. Now, I'm off to buy some variegated perle cotton to make another.

Here is what you do:

Stitch around the outside of one of the pentagons marked on a C10. Keep going until the corners meet the centers of the 4-part diamonds. Then stitch the same pentagon around the other centers on the C10, interlocking them as you go. Fill in the remaining space with solid pentagon stitching in a contrasting color.

There are so many temari in this book that I want to try!