5.07.2007

Stitch School: Spider Web

Stitch School has moved to it's very own space on the web! You'll now find the Spider Web Stitch post here. Comments are now closed on this post; if you'd like to leave a comment please do so on the new one.

14 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, what a pretty stitch! Thanks for sharing this one.

Ms. A said...

Oh thank you for the lesson! I purchased a whole bag of embroidery and crewel supplies for $1.99 at the thrift store and now I have a new stitch to practice!

bella said...

I just want to thank you for doing this. Your instructions are WONDERFUL and you have revitalized my interest in embroidery, which I haven't done since I was a little girl!

Is there any way to have a visual reference to the stiches you've taught? Maybe a Flickr pool? I don't know what a lot of the stitches look like, so I have to click through each entry to find the one I need. Is that just getting greedy? If it's too much, or just a pain I understand--just a suggestion!

Again, thank you.

janet said...

Thanks Bella! There's not really a good way to have a visual reference to the stitches in the Blogger set-up, especially as I go forward with this and add even more stitches. That's why I'll be moving this whole thing to it's own web site in the future. This will allow me to do whatever I want design-wise, and a visual reference is part of the plan.

I haven't had a chance to get past the planning stages yet but I'll announce it here when I'm ready to go live.

weirdbunny said...

What a cool stich this is I love it !!

Bad Birdy said...

These are great instructions... very helpful. Thank you=)

Wendy said...

I just found this as a bookmarked page. So glad I did! Your stitch school is amazing.

This stitch is actually one I've used before, but with silk ribbon going around the spider web. That is really fun, because it twists up and just adds personality. And it covers a lot more space in less time.

foobella said...

As with all your other adoring fans, I just want to add that I LOVE your blog.

I was just looking on the web trying to find how to do a blanket stitch and also a cute way to make animal eyes other than a french knot (too small for my animal). I think this spider web stitch will work well for what I had in mind.

Thanks!!

The PAL family said...

That was wonderful... How did u do two colors. Do we put the lines(first) in two colors or in one color

janet said...

And here's another version with a second color in the center (just stop one color and start another)...

In my two color example the line color doesn't matter since it gets covered up. Start with one color and end with your thread at the back. Add the second color by bringing your needle up where the first color ends and continue on.

Anonymous said...

hey,I have just seen a picture of a flower designed in a pillow using spider web stitch in your blog.Now,I want to see it again but I forgot where to view it.Kindly please tell me.thanks!by the way,I like your blog,Its so useful for our Creative crafts.

Sayantani said...

There is another variation of spider web, known as whipped spider web stitch . It can be described as back stitch done over the five spokes. You can see a picture here: http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/wheel-whipspider.html
I have used both - they look quite different after finishing.

Anonymous said...

WOW A REALLY PRETTY STITCH!
I THINK I'LL USE THIS ONE ON MY TEXTILES PROJECT!!!!

giddy said...

Thanks SO much! Your instructions explained it SO clearly (other sites and books did not). :)