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.
Bullion stitch is a decorative embroidery stitch made by wrapping the thread around the needle many times. It can be used in many embroidery styles including freestyle, crewel and smocking,