To work an Eyelet wheel first mark your fabric with a circle and then divide it up with radiating lines as below.
Next bring your needle up at 1 and down at 2.
Then bring your needle back up at 1, down at 3, up at 4.
Take the needle down at 1 again, up at 4, down at the centre 3 and then up again at 5. Continue around the circle working alternative backstitches and stitches in to the centre.
Have a go at using different threads on a painted backgound. I used silk dyes and sea salt to create the background for the last photograph.