Bullion stitch flower

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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.

 

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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.

You can see more of the Freestyle Embroidery Project HERE and a tutorial for bullion stitch HERE.

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Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. Find out how to take a course or workshop.

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