This lesson was focused on the 5 Pointed Start and continuous stitching or hito hude gake which is "one stroke of the brush".
Here is what I learned:
- While continuous stitching isn't that hard, not getting lost is. I used colored pins to mark the order of the star points to be stitched - white, red, orange, yellow, green.
- I always used a silver headed pin to mark the point where the thread ended so I knew where to start the new length of thread.
- Measure, measure, measure otherwise your star will not be symmetrical and be skewed, so like I learned last week - don't go too far if it is really off; undo it and get it correct!
- I now make a smaller temari to practice the "technique" on. In the long run there is less time spent winding and stitching and learning (and undoing); if the design doesn't come out correctly and want to give it all up and start over.