Oh, For Crying Out Loud!This is going to be interesting.Angela, I'm thinking Ike and Tina Turner--Big Wheels keep on turning, Proud Mary keeps on burning . . . . oh, boy!
My first thought was not extremely positive. Then I looked at my block, and I had an idea, so we'll see how it pans out! =) It will balance the heaviness of the straight stitch on the upper corner, if it does what I hope it does. Balance is good. =)
I'm wondering how they will work for my sewing theme--maybe I could add a bobbin in the middle.It's going to be a challenge--oh wait, that's the purpose!
Gee, didn't I just do one of these on my pebble? Does that mean I get this week off? ....heheheh
Maybe some pins in a pincushion, and they have star heads? Or a tomato pincushion, doesn't the green top sort of look like one of these?
LOL, no, I think it means you have to be even *more* creative now!
Yea, it's like forcing Jen Claire to do the running stitch!Yathink?!
You are expecting alot out of me!
LOL, yeah, you are the boss, getting paid the big bucks, aren't you? I can just see that tomato with one of these in green on top of it, and a needle with a thread flowing away from the eye. Hop to it, Debra! LOL
Do you think the bead was added after the wheel was stitched? I am having a hard time telling if those threads are part of the wheel. Any ideas?
Hmmm, you know now that you have given me that image . . . .
It looks to me as though the bead was attached with the wheel spokes, and then the whipping held it in place......
huh?If you look at the instruction link for whipped wheel, it is done with a fly stitch so adding this bead over the top is really confusing me. (I might be a little tired or just dense.)OK, wait, maybe the fly stitch legs are really long and the bead slips up under them?Clearly, I need to try one without the bead first.
My work here is done. =)
In looking at it, I see the bead attached with long stitches, and then the wheel stitches tightening it down and flattening the long stitches. That could be totally wrong, but I'm not planning to put a bead there, so it's okay. I think I'd put the wheel on, with an empty middle and then add the bead, personally.
I managed to do a whole lotta seams tonight and not once was I tempted to try the whipped wheel. Tomorrow, however, is another day.
I've seen a tutorial on how Sharon does these-- she stitches the bead down with really long spokes, catch-stitches the spokes to the background fabric near the bead (so that it's not a slope downward from the top of the bead-- which she's done too, but it's a completely different look in the end), and then works the whipping stitches around the part of the spoke that extends outward from the base of the bead. I'm pretty sure that's the technique that she used in this photo (judging from the way the threads lay and pull tension), but it's also possible to get a similar effect by stitching the bead on separately from the wheel spokes, with the bead attached first or last as you choose.
You can make the spokes for the whipped wheel by just crossing long lines, too. You don't have to limit yourself to fly stitches as the base threads.
Isn't this basically the same stitch as Cy's tutorial? Cy didn't start the spokes in the center and had more of them, but the technique seems the same to me. I've never tried either yet, so here goes.
that's why I felt like someone was eavesdropping on our conversation! Ha!
Yep, it seems like the primary difference is how the bead in the center effects the development of the pattern and the look at the end. Great example of how a small change can make a big visual impact!
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