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Stitch 19: Bullion Knot


  07:51:00 am, by Airycat   , 191 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

Stitch 19: Bullion Knot

What does it say about me that knots are among my most favorite stitches?

I don't know, or care, really. I just know I like them. I like their dimensionality.

(Click on the photos to see the stitches uo close.)

The bullion knots here are slightly left of middle, next to the purple satin stitch (which I didn't think to smooth out before taking the photo). These are done with perle 8 and rayon (?) cord of about the same size. The wonkier stitches are the cord. I whould have thought that a slicker thread would be easier to make bullions with, but it proved just the opposite. I never thought to use bullions as a filler stitch before, but I really like how it looks.

The bullion knots here are the "cattails." I have long wanted to make cattails with bullions. I used a fine, either crochet or darning, thread for thses. A couple came out wonkier than I lile, but I've seen wonky cattails in real life, so I guess it's okay. I used stem stitch for the stems. 


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