Welcome to the Stitch Wheel, my take on an embroidery sampler, which you can work for free by following the YouTube tutorials on my channel. The project covers over 50 different embroidery stitches, so this is a great way to learn. Stitches are graded 'Easy', 'Intermediate' and 'Difficult', so can be worked in an order to suit your ability. The stitch wheel is worked in a 10" embroidery hoop. I have used a linen/cotton mix fabric as a base, and am using silk threads. You can use any threads you have available - stranded cottons, perles or silks. You can download the wheel pattern free below, or simply draw your own! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, you'll see any new video projects as they arrive (for the uninitiated, subscribing does not cost you anything - it is just like adding your name to a mailing list). Subscribe here!
If you would like a kit to work the Stitch Wheel in pure silks similar to those used in the videos, you can buy one here. Kits are limited owing to availability of the silk threads.
Download a pdf of the stitch wheel pattern here Download a jpg of the steel wheel pattern here(in case you have difficulty with the pdf - if no print icon comes up, right click against the black background and press print). If you make sure your printer setting for a pdf document is set to 100%, the design should be printed at the correct size. Dependent on your printer, and after you have printed the design, you may have to enlarge the printed design using the 150% setting on your printer. This may not quite fit onto an A4 sheet of paper but it should be straightforward to draw in the missing circular lines at the edges. You can trace the design using a water erasable pen and a light box, or simply attach it to a window with masking tape, lay your fabric on top and trace. Marks made with the water erasable pen can be washed out later.
To complete the project you will need:- 10" embroidery hoop, ideally with both rings bound with white cotton tape or bias binding Water erasable pen Neutral colour fabric to fit hoop (minimum 12" square) Embroidery scissors Crewel, tapestry and darning or milliners needles Embroidery threads (stranded cotton - 2 or 3 threads, cotton perles or silks) The wheel pattern