Spider web stitch is also known as woven wheel or woven rose stitch. It is just so easy just like the lazy daisy stitch. The spider web stitch makes beautiful flowers and designs.
It forms a wheel and the thread is woven above the straight stitches like a wheel. It looks like a beautiful flower and hence it is also named as the woven rose stitch.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
HOW MANY STRANDS OF FLOSS SHOULD I USE FOR MAKING THE WOVEN WHEEL STITCH?
Depending upon the type of design and thread you are using, you can adjust your number of strands. For the below pictorial I have used all 6 strands of floss.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Spider Web Stitch
1. Start by making a circle of 5 or 7 straight stitches. Insert the needle at point A from below the fabric. Bring up the thread and make a straight stitch at your desired length at point B. Point A will remain the center of our circle. Keep working on the rest of the points.
2. Make a circle of stitches.
3. Insert the needle from below the fabric and bring it up at the center.
4. Start weaving the thread around the stitches by bringing the needle up on alternate stitches.
5. Workaround the circle in a similar fashion by bringing the thread up on a stitch and then under. Please check the video tutorial for clear understanding.
Tips for working the spider web stitch
- You can either start with 5 straight stitches or 7 if you want a bigger flower. You just need an odd number of stitches for making this.
- Silk threads or other types of thread work really well with this stitch.
- Try to get the straight stitches of the same length and evenly spaced.
- You can change the color of the threads for a multi-colored flower.
WHAT IS THIS woven wheel STITCH USED FOR?
- Beautiful roses can be made with this stitch.
- You can fill the center with french knots for a beautifully finished flower.
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More stitches tutorials:
Check out the video below for the spider web flower tutorial
So until next time,
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