In one of the early stages of embroidering a mandala I print out a paper pattern to regulate the stitches, sometimes just a plain grid-in-the-round
like this one. This mandala is 34.5 cm in diameter (about 13 inches) and
the grid had to be printed in pieces that here are joined with fun neon
pink tape. In the next stage this pattern will be stitched to the fabric
stretched on an embroidery hoop.