Spider's web

Schematic drawing of a spider's web. Schematic drawing of a spider's web.

A spider's web is a composite stitch that creates a raised, circular shape. First a foundation of straight stitches is made, working outwards from one point, creating a spoked wheel-like design. Then another thread, sometimes of a different colour, is threaded in a circle, under and over the spokes of the wheel, starting from the centre and working outwards. There are various variants of making the spoked wheel.

The spider's web is also known as the woven wheel, woven spot or woven spoke stitch.

Source: EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, Twickenham: Hamlyn, pp. 100, 102.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 January 2017).


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