Ole! Week 20 of Take a Stitch Tuesday: buttonhole wheel cups. I started with wheels that were too large to create, say, a lily of the valley blossom, but I still managed some variations using the basic technique. I forgot to take a pre-embellishment scan; it would have made descriptions easier. I did like it plain, and could easily have filled in with small cups and partial fans. I'll explain each flower starting at the top and from left to right:
1) Large yellow wheel with picot edging and woven spokes (2 spokes up, 2 down). thread is a variegated perle (DMC, I think).
2) Coral wheel, worked from the inside and pulled tautly to create spikes on the outsidew (most are covered). Thread is one strand of Caron Watercolours.
3) Large rainbow colored wheel (Caron Wildflowers "Tahiti"). It's a little hard to see, but there are 2 ruffled edgings. After completing the first buttonhole round, I began another toward the inside.
4) Multi wheel with buttonhole worked from the outside as shown in Sharon's tutorial. This wheel had 16 spokes. I first tried wrapping them four at a time, but the resulting triangles were not even . For the do-over I wove up and down four spokes at a time. I tried changing the up and down positions about halfway, but it looked untidy. I left it as you see and put a French not in the center. The thread is another Wildflower colorway.
1) Small Tahiti wheel, edging to the center.
2) This wheel has lots of increases in the first couple of rows, then I started decreasing to pull the edging toward the center. It's like a pouch. I could stuff it and gain more dimension. I think it resembles an upside down Rasta cap with its Carribean colors.
3) Small yellow wheel gets it bumpy texture from working 3 buttonholes in one stitch then 1 in the next. It is worked from the inside toward the center, the same as the 3 coral wheels.
4) Coral wheel, see above.
1) Coral wheel, see above.
2) This is worked like #4 in the first row, except there are 14 spokes, the weaving over 2 spokes at a time. One round of buttonhole edging.
Now I'm off to pack. I'm taking a quicky trip to CA to see my dad who is now home after several weeks of hospitalization. It's a brief visit between DH's chemo treatments. I'm pleased to say both gentlemen are doing well, and so am I. I'll be working on Week 21 out there!