This lesson is about a continuous path of stitching. In Japanese is it Hito Hude Gake which is translated to One Stroke of the Brush. In brush painting the brush is placed on the paper and not lifted until the entire design or calligraphy character is completed. In Temari, it means that one thread defines a design in a similar way. IF this design were worked in one color, it would be one continuous thread - starting at the North pole a pattern stitched at the starting pole and then, without ending off, moved to the next section, etc until the opposite pole is reached and then the stitching direction is reversed and it worked back up and around until the starting point is reached! That's a long thread!
The temari to make for this lesson is on a C10 with Kiku's on each center. One color is used for stitching North to South and another color is used for stitching South to North. Since learning to make the transition points from one center to another is tricky I decided that the "bonus round" would be worked first.
For the pre-bonus round, I worked a similar pattern on a C8. This in the pictures with the green mari wrap and the orange and yellow threads. The stitched pattern is a double kiku which gives it a sunflower look. My mari was smaller than what was specified in the pattern instructions and my stitch spacing was too far apart in some areas; thus some of my points ended up not being even from pole center to center.
The C10 temari was wound with a dark purple thread and then I used a lavender and bright green for the stitching. My transitions were better but I think the lavender gets washed out by the green. IF I do this again, I would wrap the mari in lavender and use a dark purple with the bright green for the stitching