Bullion stitches can be used to make many different shapes of flowers. Curved bullions, circling a centre and slightly overlapping make beautiful roses. For my freestyle embroidery project, I kept my bullion stitch flower simple – one in the middle and one on each side.
I put these flowers on the tiny stems along the bottom with the straight stitch flowers. I only put a few, since they are a bit more formal of a look than what I was going for.
I used two strands of floss in a dark pink. The number of wraps weren’t counted, I just went based on feel for how much space there was. As you can see, a single bullion over a short stem makes a nice flower too.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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