This week’s TAST is whipped wheel. Of course I have done this before. As old inspiration, I show you a little tutorial. I’ve taken the pics for it long ago, but never got round to writing up the tutorial. This is a good time to do it.
For another old example, look at my gallery, and Waiting for Spring
Also look at whipped and woven wheels on glued jute fiber.
But now to the tutorial. This is how I do padded whipped wheels when I’m on the commute and have no padding material availiable. You could do the same by stacking felt, that would be less expensive but would probably take longer than this method.
First, draw a circle as big as you want the stuffed woven wheel, then smaller circles inside that. I space them about 1mm apart, or 2-3 on rough material like this.
Now, fill the smallest circle with satin stitches going round and round like a spider web. They will pile up.
Do the same with all circles exept the outmost one.
Next, do the spiderweel you will actually whip. For this one, use the outmost circle as guidance. When you are done come out with the needle in the middle of the wheel and start whipping.
This diagram shows how to do the spiderwheel.
This shows how the whipping is done. If it’s not clear enough, look at regular whipped wheel in a stitch dictionary.
And now look at a cool shot of the finished thing, showing the dimensional effect.