Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 19

Bullion knot stitch sample 3Stitch 19 for Take a Stitch Tuesday is Bullion Knot. I know many people feel intimidated by this stitch but read the tips in my tutorial for Bullion Knot Stitch and hopefully they will help you. In the tutorial there is also many illustrations that will help you see where they can be used too! They are worth persevering with as the body of this  praying mantis is made up of Bullion knots.

Bullion knot stitch sample 1
TAST2012logoPlease spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday so others can join in on the fun. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge!

If you are a beginner the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share what you do with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Bullion Knot tutorial page  telling us where the sample is.

For social stuff lots of eye candy and inspiration  join the  TAST facebook group . Other places online are the TAST Flickr group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.

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12 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 19

  1. I’ve not been joining in this time, just observing [as yet] but I have revisited some from the past to remind myself how to do some of the stitches I wanted to use. The praying mantis is lovely.

  2. Elizabethdee says:

    I am only looking at TAST but not participating, so Ihope it’s okay to chime in here. A recent newsletter from an embroidery-supply shop highlighted a technique for making extremely long bullion knots (100 wraps!) and I thought maybe TASTers would enjoy it, as I did. The technique Is discussed at THreadsinbloom.com in a post dated October 28.

  3. Janie says:

    Fabulous stitches and color! Bullion stitch is amazingly versatile.

  4. Andy Lloyd Williams says:

    Your are absolutely right – I am intimidated by bullion knots. So much harder than French knots! My A-Z of Embroidery Stitches has arrived on your recommendation. With Pintangle and that book, I am well away!!

  5. Christine B. says:

    Thank you again for the great tutorial for this stitch! I like using it and I have written a blog post at the link below. Thank you! Christine x


  6. Rachel says:

    The praying mantis is quite wonderful – well done!

  7. Susan says:

    Sorry, praying mantis. That’s what I meant. I got too fast with the typing!

  8. Susan says:

    Love that grasshopper! Exquisite bit of stitching.

  9. Marianne Squire Maszer says:

    I was lucky enough to learn this stitch from you in person, but I have never used it to make anything as totally inspiring as your praying mantis. Just amazing!

  10. Jules says:

    That mantis is inspirational!

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