May 14, 2012

TAST:Week 20- Bullion Knot

The TAST Stitch for the Week of May 14 is the Bullion Knot.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.

Sharon has some additional information about stitching the Bullion Knot that may be helpful for you.


bullion knot stitch hand embroidery sample
Photo Courtesy of Pin Tangle

22 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

The Bullion Knot--Kissing cousins to the Cast-on Stitch.

Well, there you have it!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Thank you, Sharon!

desertskyquilts said...

I knew it would come up sometime! I'll have to search out the good needles I have for this.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Haven't tried either.

Suztats said...

Yay! A stitch I know!

Debra Spincic said...

Connie, sit down when you are clearheaded and have some time. This is not a stitch to be rushed. I do think, though, it will be a "go to" stitch for you. It seems to match your style of work quite well.

Cy said...

I never did get the hang of this one, so it will be a trial and error practice week for me. I think I'll not try the cast on stitch this week after all as that would be just too much brain activity for one week haha.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Kind of glad this has come along. I've tried this stitch before and it's not easy but I'm sure will come with practice. It's really beautiful & one I've wanted to master for a long time.

Debra Spincic said...

If anyone is stumped for an idea to use the bullion knot, the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches book has a really good section on the stitch with some variations.

Debra Spincic said...

You may not need it, but just in case, I uploaded another YouTube video on the bullion stitch.

Debra Spincic said...

From Connie via Mary Corbett:

Bullion Knot Tutorial

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Yay! That was painless. My tag is complete. Well, it has a tree anyway. Oops! I hope I didn't spoil the surprise ~ lol.

Debra Spincic said...

You are kidding, a tree, really? *wink*

Suztats said...

OMGoodness! A tree? You too, hunh? Ooops, did I let the cat out of the bag?

Judy S. said...

There's another book in that same series called the A-Z of the Bullion Stitch that has some very cute ideas in it.

Debra Spincic said...

Oh, I get it. A Weeping Willow. Shoot, I wish I'd thought of that!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Shoot, I think you did Debra.

Debra Spincic said...

Don't you think the bullion would make a cool weeping willow?

Suztats said...

I do! Does that mean you're going to make one, Debra?

Debra Spincic said...

No, I'll leave the trees to Connie!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I see you were talking about me while I was working. C'mon Debra, join in the tree parade. The bullion could work really well for a weeping willow tree. I think this stitch could work nicely for wysteria too. If I weren't doing the CQ and BJP (only TAST) I would play some more, but I must move on. I went to Nebraska Furniture Mart this afternoon and got an external hard drive for my desktop. Everyone with their computer problems (myself included) made me a little nervous.

Peacock said...

I find bullion (and cast-on stitch, and other stitches that need to be worked with several wraps around the needle) easier to work in a smooth silk or wool thread than in cotton. Silk and wool both have some elasticity in the fiber, and cotton does not. I think that the elasticity in the fiber helps the eye of the needle slide through the wraps more easily. (The eye of the needle will always be a little thicker than the shaft because of the thread that is doubled over through the eye, even when the shaft of the needle itself does not taper or bulge)