Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

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Whipped spider wheel stitch is a motif stitch where thread is whipped around straight stitches. These straight stitches are laid in the shape of a spider’s web.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

This is NOT the same as the woven spider stitch where the threads are not whipped (wrapped around) but woven (goes up and down alternately).

Whipping produces raised bars radiating out from the center thus resembling a spider’s web.  This creates textured looking motifs.

Other Names for this stitch:

Ribbed spider wheel

Raised spider’s web wheel

Back stitched spider’s web

Method

Make straight stitches radiating from the center.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

For the next step, use blunt needles as we don’t want to pick up strands of the fabric during whipping. If you don’t have a blunt needle, use the other end of the needle. This tip is usually blunt.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Come up in the middle and go under a spoke of the wheel so it looks like the thread is emerging from under it.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Now we start whipping. We are whipping clock wise but we will be going back one step and going forward 2 steps. The thread will go back over 1 and go forward under 1 and 2.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

The thread has been whipped around 1. Next to whip thread around 2, we go back over 2 and forward under 2 and 3.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Repeat the steps.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

The spider’s web shapes will be more defined after a few lines.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Continue wrapping. Make sure you don’t pull too hard as it will distort the web. At the same time, don’t whip too loosely around the stitches.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Make the spokes of the wheel the same length. This was done just for demo purposes on aida fabric  so the spokes were not the same length. Aida is not ideal for this stitch.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

Completed look.

Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch

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