05 November 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday #11 - Whipped Wheel

This week we have the whipped wheel for Take a Stitch Tuesday.

I had to look up a few tutorials online for this stitch. I just couldn't figure out how it was done. But once I figured it out, it was actually easier than I thought it would be!

My first wheel I used 4 strands of orange variegated floss. 

whipped wheel stitch

You will see in the photo below, I have an opening in the middle of the wheel. I didn't connect all my spokes (straight stitches) in the center. 

whipped wheel stitch

I stitched another wheel for practice. My second wheel I used 6 strands of solid orange floss and made sure my spokes of the wheel were connected in the center. 

whipped wheel stitch

I think I like how the second one looks. Much better! Looks a lot neater. And it seemed easier to do this stitch with more strands of floss.

whipped wheel stitch

whipped wheel stitch

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  1. Always nice to see your work.
    The solid orange is neat and even, the variegated has charm and you could place a bead in the centre if you don't like the empty space.
    This stitch is perfect for working in unusual threads. Have you ever tried knitting wool, thin ribbon or a thick embroidery thread? Give it a try and see!

    1. Thanks! I always appreciate your comments and suggestions!