March 18, 2012

Judy's Partial Whipped Wheel and Running Stitch

With a bit of encouragement from Debra, I dug out my sampler, sharpened up my needle with a few running stitches, and tried making a whipped wheel using my usual 2 strands of embroidery floss. It wasn't until I tried it on SBS that I realized the importance of not pulling it too tight or leaving it too loose. Has anyone tried a partial wheel? Any suggestions on how to get back to the other side? I slid the thread under the wheel, but it was a bit awkward.

Sorry about the wrinkles! Can't press it without setting the stitching lines that are supposed to rinse out~(If you look closely, you can see where something wet dripped on the net and in the lower right corner, causing the blue to run.) Anyhow, here's the bug-catching SBS with running stitch and a partial whipped wheel added. Depending on next week's stitch, I may create a whipped wheel flower. Don't you think that might help Sue snare the butterfly?

Thanks, Debra, it's good to be caught up!

14 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I hope next week is the Bulliopn Rose so you can make those at the dots around the bottom of the dress! Hahahahaha!

You could do petite whipped wheels at the dots . . .something delicate-with variegated floss?

Really a good hat this time too.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Been searching for your whipped wheel and have now ound it at the top of Sue's dress and she's sure to snare the butterfly with or without whipped wheel flowers, but they would look great along the bottom of her dress.

Judy S. said...

It'd probably take me till next year sometime to finish all those little wheels. You know what a procrastinator I am!

ladyhawthorne said...

I'll bet Sue is persistent enough to catch that butterfly flowers or not, lol.

Debra Spincic said...

I thought they went pretty fast--much faster than a bullion rose, I can tell you that!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

This is so cute. Your whipped wheel is really nice!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I've never tried the bullion stitch (and I'm not really excited about it coming up either). I thought the whipped wheels were tedious and not so fast, but maybe that comes with experience.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Sometimes the challenge isn't the stitch but where to fit it into the project. I like how you have used it here. It makes the dress look like a sweet little pinafore.

jenclair said...

I agree with Connie! Finding a place for a particular stitch in a project can be difficult, but you solved it perfectly!

Debra Spincic said...

Of all the people, I would think you would like doing the bullion rose. It would fit perfectly into your style. It's basically a very long wrapped stitch done with a very slender milliner's needle.

Susan said...

Maybe the butterfly could be preparing to land on that flower! That little corner went quite well, and the running stitches are great on the hat brim.

Debra Spincic said...

Oh, that's clever. Of course!

Barbara C said...

I agree, I'm finding it challenging to find places to put the TAST stitches. Your placement of the whipped wheel is very smart.

Suztats said...

I hadn't thought about that aspect of fitting TAST into a project. It would make it more challenging for sure trying to place it properly. You did it here, and I think SBS will definitely get that butterfly.