I've been playing around with some more dorset wheels. Both of these have been made using my hand dyed Cotton, Linen, Viscose thread.
This first one is made using a 1 inch ring. Its a basic dorset wheel, I have just left some of the spokes uncovered to add a lighter, lacy effect.
The second wheel is a little more indepth but still using the basic principle of dorset wheel construction. For this wheel I have used 2 rings. The inner ring is a 1 inch ring.
The outer ring is a 2 inch ring. Both rings have been covered in the buttonhole stitching. I have then layed the spokes down over both rings to join them. The next photo shows the wheel as I begin winding thread around the 2 rings.
The wheels have now been covered completely, leaving the inner spokes free.
I then partly covered the inner spokes with the back stitches. Note that I didn't completely cover the inner spokes.
Small seed beads were stitched on in a random manner and a brooch fitting attached.
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