March 12, 2012

TAST: Week 11--March 12-Whipped Wheel

The TAST Stitch for the Week of March 12 is the Whipped Wheel.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.




Photo Courtesy of Pin Tangle

22 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

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!

cq4fun said...

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. =)

Debra Spincic said...

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!

Suztats said...

Gee, didn't I just do one of these on my pebble? Does that mean I get this week off? ....heheheh

cq4fun said...

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?

cq4fun said...

LOL, no, I think it means you have to be even *more* creative now!

Debra Spincic said...

Yea, it's like forcing Jen Claire to do the running stitch!

Yathink?!

Debra Spincic said...

You are expecting alot out of me!

cq4fun said...

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

Debra Spincic said...

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?

Debra Spincic said...

Hmmm, you know now that you have given me that image . . . .

Suztats said...

It looks to me as though the bead was attached with the wheel spokes, and then the whipping held it in place......

Suztats said...

Darn!

Debra Spincic said...

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.

cq4fun said...

My work here is done. =)

cq4fun said...

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.

Debra Spincic said...

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.

Peacock said...

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.

Peacock said...

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.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

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.

Debra Spincic said...

that's why I felt like someone was eavesdropping on our conversation! Ha!

Peacock said...

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!