I finished lesson 9 which was about stitching continuous designs - going around the mari and across the obi and ending where you started, many times. This is called, in English, Merry Go Round.. This lesson only required me to stitch 4 temari, I did not stitch a bonus round this time as I was also working on a quilt since it was a 3-day weekend (Labor Day in the USA).
What I learned in this lesson:
- STILL Make sure your mari is round and not lop-sided, it throws your measurements off especially when working around and around.
- Don't wind a mari or sew the temarii when you are tired, you will not only have a lopsided mari but you will have to take out many stitches, to get them correct
- when stitching across the obi (equator) having the keeper pins really, really close together helps keep the stitches layered so when stitching around them, they don't get messy.