Friday, 3 September 2010
When we go in for a closer look you can see that the row of oblique, half-cross stitches mirrors the placement of stitches on the completed left hand side. Click on the image for a bigger version to see more clearly. In this way the stitcher has mapped out the space required for the completed medallion, allowing her to place the next medallion without having to fully complete this one.
For medallions with an additional degree of symmetry, the mapping becomes (for us) more interesting. You can see an example above - again click for a closer view - here the mapping goes in two directions and only a quarter of the medallion needs to be complete.
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