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Poinsettia Flower Sampler – Bullion Stitch


Welcome to the Poinsettia Flower Sampler Stitch A Long

This beautiful Poinsettia Sampler can be stitched over 15 days as there are 15 posts detailing different stitches. Alternatively you could wizz through and get it done a lot quicker. The flower is created from 16 different stitches!

Look at all these lovely stitches you can stitch…

Would you like to stitch this sampler?

You can find out how to access the FREE Template as well as the Materials needed to complete the sampler in the first post here… Start the Poinsettia Flower Sampler

Day 8 and we are stitching…

Bullion Stitch

Refer to the petal diagram available with the template which shows the petals numbered.

This stitch has many different names and is based around twisting a thread around a sewing needle to create the stitch.

It looks great on its own but is partcicularly beautiful when working into a flower.

Bullion Stitch

The 7 individual Bullion Stitches included in this pattern are a perfect way of experimenting and perfecting your abilities with stitching a Bullion.

Stitch as follows…

Petal 1:

Come out at 1 and in at 2 (the length you want the bullion stitch to be) leaving a large loop. Come back up at 3 (which is where you came up at 1 as well).

Wrap the thread from the loop around the needle (step 4), push the wraps together and see if you have enough to cover the length of the stitch.

Keep the wraps together using your finger (step 5) and pull the needle through, pull through, shortening the thread and take the needle back in at 6 and continue to pull the remaining thread through to form the knot.

Bullion Stitch tutorial

It takes a bit of practice and patience but after all 7 you should have a good idea of how to make a nice Bullion Stitch!

Well done!

Day 9 will be some nice and simple Ermine Stitch and Star Stitch… you can head to that post here… Day 9 Stitching

You can tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery, post some pics in the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me your photos to nicola@stitchdoodles.com and I will include them here with your permission.

Happy Stitching!

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