This is a new application of Anna’s bubble pattern from Cone #009. I also used four colours, six strips of each. Because of its open structure this sphere is much easier to weave than Sphere #002. You may even start using an alternative process – omitting the solid circles at the poles. First glue together the strips two by two fixing the small triangles forming the top pole in an exact fit. E.g. I made the pink and yellow strips meet. Then weave these double long strips together forming the star pattern simultaneously fixing the first woven row of small circles. Now you have a firm basis and may weave the rest of the sphere until you reach the other pole. Then fix the last row of spheres and finally the small triangles two by two.
This is a -.pdf file for cutting sphere003 cut
The small pictures show how you may start weaving. Picture 1: Make the arms by gluing together the strips two and two making the small triangles fit exactly. Picture 2: Take two arms, line up the trinagles, and fix the small yellow circle onto the red with glue. Picture 3: Add another arm and fix the smallest blue circle onto the pink. Picture 4: Add another arm fixing the smallest yellow circle onto the red. Etc. Etc.