Tuesday, December 20, 2011

interwoven kiku petals - attempt one

I've seen photos of kiku petals that are "interwoven" — I don't know what else to call it — though to the best of my recollection I usually see C8s with six kiku flowers, or this method done as different shapes or stitching methods, like HHG (hito hude gake) — I think — a method I haven't learned yet. Anyway, I wanted the two four-petal layered kiku flowers at the poles, but to "join" the tips of the petals of one of the flowers at one pole with the tips of the corresponding flower at the other pole. I took a wildish guess at how to do this, and it worked well. It worked even better the second time around, no. 77.

Thread wrap in burgundy (I found it very hard to photograph); S8 division in burgundy #8 perle; embroidery in burgundy, purple, and dark golden orange. A personal quote is in the bell box along with 11 brass rings. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.5 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.43 cm. Completed 18 December 2011 (no. 076).

update, 21 December: I found out the proper terms, with some help over at Temari Challenge — at each pole there are two 4-petal flowers that are interlocked. The petal tips around that are at the center are layered.

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