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How To Do A Bullion Knot In Embroidery

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The bullion knot is a raised embroidery stitch that is great when you want to add a more 3-dimensional feel to your embroidery. It is great to use for things like roses and flower buds.

bullion knot embroidery
  1. Come up through the fabric at A and grab the fabric with your needle at B and C.
  2. Twist the thread around the top of the needle.
  3. Continue twisting the thread around the needle until the length is approximately the same length as the fabric your needle is grabbing.
  4. Pull the needle through and scrunch up the stitches.
  5. Go back down through the fabric at the base of the knot to secure.

General Tips

  • Make sure not to make the twists super tight on the needle or it will be hard to pull the needle and thread through the fabric.
  • Use an embroidery needle that doesn’t have a super large eye. The eye can get caught in the twists.