Welcome to the last day of our stitch along! I saved the best for last. Woven wheels are very simple to make but leave a big impact. I simply love the texture they give Mary in the Nativity hoop. Let’s start stitching.
The principle of a woven wheel is simple. First you have an odd number of foundation stitches, arranged in a circle. Then you weave a long thread through those foundation stitches. In the example below, and most all the time I stitch, I use 5 foundation stitches or spokes. Let’s go through step by step.
PRO TIP: To make your woven wheel have a thicker look and have more texture, use 12 strands of thread instead of a regular 6. This is also a great idea of larger woven wheels where you have more space to fill in. The best way to get 12 strands of floss on your needle is to thread 6 strands through the needle and then pull the ends together to anchor. This way you have 6 strands through the needle but stitch with 12 strands through the fabric.
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It’s been a crazy week! I’m so glad you have joined me to stitch one of my all time favorite hoops. Each day to stitching is saved here on my blog and on my youtube channel. You can find previous day blog posts here: DAY 1 – supplies and tracing, DAY 2 – satin stitch and backstitch, DAY 3 – chain stitch and whipped backstitch, DAY 4 – French knots and making the star, & DAY 5 – turkey work stitch. If you have come to this blog after the stitch along but would still like to get a Nativity kit you can find them in my shop HERE.