Spider Wheel Tutorial
I've had a couple of my Tuesday Stitchers friends request a tutorial on how I made the Spider Wheel that I stitched onto my February CQJP block....... so here it is.
You may like to draw an inner and outer circle on your fabric as guide lines for the stitching. I don't use guide lines as I am predominantly a Freeform stitcher.
Stitch "spokes" of the wheel
Bring thread to the front between two spokes of the inner circle
Take needle under two spokes. Do not go through fabric.
Pull thread gently through
Take thread under the last spoke again, and under the next spoke.
The needle always goes under two spokes at a time.
Pull thread through.
Same again with the next spokes.
Always go back under the last spoke to wrap the thread around that spoke.
Pull thread through again gently to wrap thread around the spoke.
Continue around the wheel.
Back at the start.
Keep going around the wheel.
Here I have been around the wheel three times so far.
I changed thread colour towards the outside.
Keep wrapping the spokes until you have the wheel complete.
Side view shows it is quite a textured wheel.
And I filled the centre with French Knots.