A Benchmade Pumpkin

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Copyright  2003 by Steven L. Van Dyke
Pattern in place

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I've got my pattern taped down. Notice the cuts in from the sides to help the flat paper conform to the round pumpkin. To transfer the pattern to the pumpkin you poke little holes all along the lines. I was going to use a toothpick for this but it was (a) too coarse for such a fine pattern, and (b) not strong enough anyway. I wound up using a big 'T'-type straight pin. Lots and lots of little holes so I could follow the lines later.