I have been a little bit obsessed with this stitch lately, so I thought I’d share a tutorial for it. An obsession shared is an obsession…well, don’t really know what it is, but anyway, here’s the tutorial. ;-)
The stitch has a lot of different names, for example, woven rose, wagon wheel rose, woven wheel and woven spoke. The stitch is very effective in ribbon embroidery where you really get a petal effect, but it’s very pretty with six-stranded cotton too. Use 3 strands of floss for this stitch it gives the fluffiest roses!
In this example I’ll start with a yellow centre, then finish the rose in a different colour. You can do the roses in a single colour instead if you like. Variegated floss works very well for this stitch.
Bring the needle up at the end of one spoke, then bring it down in the centre.
TIP: If you want to make large spider web roses, say over 1″/2.5cm in diameter, make a 7 spoke star. This will give more places to weave the thread.
Important: The number of spokes must always be an uneven number.
4 Bring the needle up in between two of the spokes, as close to the centre as possible. If you skipped step 3 take care not to bring the needle up too close to the centre or the last stitch may unravel.
6) With the second colour, bring the needle up where you finished in the previous stitch. Carry on the weaving over and under until the spokes are completely covered. Push the needle to the back. Secure the thread and cut off the thread.