Tom Phillips drew and painted this design in 1978. It is one of a series of five designs for the St Catherine's Wheel Tapestries. They hung in the Hall at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Phillips was a graduate of the College. He based this design on the wheel on which St Catherine of Alexandria was martyred in the 4th century. The Edinburgh Tapestry Co. wove the tapestries, which were completed in 1979.