Sunday, 6 June 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 173: Eyelet Wheel Stitch

At first glance you might think this is a Buttonhole Wheel, but it isn't. It is made up of Back Stitch and keeps it shape beautifully, unlike the Butthole Wheel which has a tendency to loosen up a bit.

I found the Eyelet Wheel Stitch at Sarah's hand Embroidery Tutorials.

Work it like this:

First draw a circle, mark the centre and the spokes.

Make a Back Stitch at the edge of the circle.

Take the needle in at the centre and out at 
the next spoke in the circle.

Take another Back Stitch.


Go on.

Make that last Back Stitch.

Anchor the last spoke in the centre.

There you have it - a stitch that will stay round and steady....
or will it roll off?

These Half Rhodes want company, add some Eyelet Wheels on the samplers.


  1. I like this. I know what you mean about the buttonhole wheel not keeping the shape. I’ll have to try this stitch.

  2. Oh my! Your stitching is gorgeous! Love it!

  3. How easy can a stitch be? This is a Winner, Queenie. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It will also make a more stable base for some of the three dimensional needle-lace forms than a buttonhole wheel. A good find!

  5. How clever! I will have to try that. I love Sarah's work, too.


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