This is a gingerbread version of the sphere. You cut out and weave just as described for Sphere #001. Start at the pole with the flower. When you have weaved the sphere and fixed the small triangles two and two at the other pole with a little glue, pull the strips gently so that the pattern lines up and the hole (nearly) closes. Do not despair if the lower hemisphere is not quite as pretty as the upper. Lining up is difficult. Cover with a circle in the size that fits best. A pair of tweezers is nearly a must. Don’t attempt fixing the strips in the exact pattern as you go along, the sphere will be bulky and impossible to line up in the end.
This is a -.pdf file for cutting. sphere 002 pattern