Commelina Communis Flower

Inspired by Cercis Siliquastrum plant leaves. If you are mathematician, It may surprise you that this art is a simple basic of table 3 on a circular gemetry. Any combination of colors of your choice will project an attractive look on it. See the step by step instructions below.

Things needed

  1. A circular board of diameter 26 inches.
  2. 200 strong pins or nails and a hammer to fix pins
  3. Thread, strong enough to hold atleast 1kg of weight. You can choose color of your choice.

Optional efforts to make the art look better

  1. Paint your board with nice color which gives nice backgorund to your art
  2. You can choose a nice velvet cloth for good background

Now lets make this

  1. Draw a circle of radius 12.5 inches from center of the board. Circumference is around 200 cms.
  2. Pick a starting point, lets call it 0. Now starting from 0, keep fixing pins on the circumference of the circle at a space of 1cm. So if you number your pins, it will be 0, 1, 2, 3, ... 199.
  3. Now tie the thread with 0 and pass the thread around the pins as following rule:
    • We will simply follw the table of 3. e.g 0x3=0, 1x3=3, 2x3=6, 3x3=9, 4x3=12, and so on...
    • Starting from 0,

Step by Step. Due to large number of pins, we have numbered only the odd ones here to avoid over-writing of numbers.

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Config: Pins: 200, table: 3, 1 complete circle, 1 string color