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More Patterns Most of these patterns appear in my book, as line drawings if not worked as below or a variation of. There is also a more detailed working instruction as well as a whole chapter on the basic technique.

Here is another selection of patterns, as the scale increases so does the permutations of other options which again are governed by the working tension and the proportioning of the relevant area. When pyramids finish short of the padded roll there needs to be some form of anchorage. If the distance happens to be less than 1/8" or 3cm then a onethread bar will suffice, longer, then three threads need to be laid and whip stitched. 


Right this pattern is slightly larger at 2½" or 6.25cm. As the pyramid circle has been placed at the same radius and the actual pyramids are the same size therefore the extra space is on the outside of the outer circle allowing the three buttonhole stitched loops to attach to the padded roll with a onethread bar. The islet loops on the inner circle are a variation to picots, the working method for these appears in the revised edition of my book. This pattern is on a box top. Both the above patterns are laced over card,
hence regular pattern component attachment to the padded roll to help
maintain the intended square shape whilst at tension. 

Left the pyramids in this instance have finished well short of the circle line, therefore allowing for an undulating or scalloped circle to be the stabilizer. This pattern is worked on to the back cover of my book. 
RightThe circle here has been laid on a radius too large to allow for one pyramid per segment. The two different sized pyramids projected on two different radials are much easier to predict once the first row of the pyramid in the left position of each segment has been determined, which has to be completed before the second one can begin. This is a pincushion, so again regular attachment to the padded roll helps to maintain the square and worked into approx 2¾"or 7cm. 

Photographs copyright © Elizabeth Prickett 2002, all rights reserved. 