Make up beautiful embroidery flowers with this woven or wagon wheel stitch tutorial! Keep scrolling for all the info!
Over the next few months I’m going to be bringing you some embroidery stitch tutorials! I’m starting off with something that might seem advanced but these woven or wagon wheel roses are soooo easy to stitch. They use quilt a bit of embroidery floss but it’s definitely worth it for these big 3d woven flowers.
I’m going to be doing regular and video tutorials for these stitches. So you can follow along with whatever method works best for you!
Here’s the wagon wheel stitch video tutorial:
If traditional tutorials are more your style. . . .
If you’re going a large rose you will probably need most of two skeins of floss to complete it. For large roses (over 1″) use 6 strands of floss and for smaller roses you can use 3 strands of floss.
Start with a marking pen and draw out a circle just smaller than the finished size you’d like your rose to be. Draw five spokes from the center of the circle out to the edge. (As a tip, if you are adding leaves or other stitching to your design, I recommend doing that first, then layering the woven roses on top of that.)
Stitch straight stitches on the spoke lines.
Bring your needle up in the center and begin weaving the floss over and under the spokes. Alternate – going over, under, over, under each spoke.
Keep the thread slightly loose as you wrap it around the spokes.
Continue weaving the floss over and under until the spokes and outer circle are covered.
If you want to have a two-toned rose, begin with one color in the center and after several rounds knot your floss and start another color in the same space. If you like, you can add french knot detailing in the center.
The wagon wheel stitch is so simple and fun – I think you’ll get addicted once you get started!
I’ll be doing more tutorials over the next few months. I’ll be posting them here and on my Youtube page. I’d love for you to follow me there for stitching and other tutorials!
What stitch tutorial would you like to see next?
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Ruthie Peterburg says
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I had completely forgotten about these roses and how to make them.
Warm hugs, Ruthie
Lorena A says
I love everything you do. I made your Meowski pillow cover when I saw the pattern in the Homespun Magazine. I really love all your embroidery ideas. I will definitely be trying this rose.
Thanks for this and I’m looking forward to future tutorials. :)
Thanks! This is a great tutorial. I never would have attempted these if I saw them on a finished product. You have taken the mystery and the supposed-complicated out of this beautiful design motif.
Bev ~ Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve seen this stitch but never realized how it was constructed. It’s much simpler than I realized. I’m working (off and on) on a set of Victorian Crazy Quilt blocks using lace and trim and embroidery stitches to decorate and assemble some of the pieces. This rose/wagonwheel will be perfect over some of the busier junction points on my blocks.
Love checking out your patterns and projects.
Laurie T says
Love these! I find you have become my favorite site lately! Almost every time I love something that’s been posted on Facebook there you are .. Flamingo Toes again! lol Thank you for sharing.
I love these! Thanks.
If I ever knew how to make those roses have forgotten long ago. Looks easy once you know how huh? Needed to watch the video as am just that way, then can follow written text. No am not from Missourri< lol.
Love this, will be practicing tomorrow.
Forgot to ask if was alright for me to give copy of patterns to grand daughter?
thanks for great tutorial.
Barbara Cameron says
Thanks for making this look easy & doable for a newbie. I’d like to learn how to make letters for a future tutorial.
Lisa // Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting says
These flowers are gorgeous! This is such a cool technique! :) Lisa
Thank your for the tutorial. I have not seen that stitch before. I love to embroider, but feel I have quite a limited range of stitches.
Kristi Dominguez says
Gorgeous!! Love your method…definitely need to try it.
The roses are beautiful. They are my favorite flower. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Such a beautiful stitch. It looks so much more complicated than it is and gives such a stunning result #weekendbloghop
Nikki Gwin says
I love embroidery and have done some in the past, but have never made these roses, so I was glad to learn how. I have chosen your tutorial post as one of my features for the OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which goes live tomorrow, Sunday, 2/25/18, at 5 pm Eastern. Please stop by and link up again!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
These are so pretty! I’m glad you included I video so I can try this out. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
This was so pretty! I will feature it this week at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for sharing.
Such a fun embroidery stitch Bev. Thank you for sharing this at ‘Create, Bake, Grow & Gather’ on Shabby Art Boutique this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at tonight’s party and pinning too!
Linda Kilsdonk says
Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love these roses! I think you have me hooked. At times, you refer to it as yarn, others as floss. It looks sort of yarn-y. Do you use DMC? I watched — and loved — your video on the roses too. I also subscribed to your YouTube channel. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings
D Christo says
I’ve seen these roses before and assumed the stitch was much harder than this. Thank you for the tutorial!
I prefer to read directions instead of a video, so thank you for including those and please don’t stop!