I found Buttonhole Eyelet Flower in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 . It is called Buttonhole Eyelet flower and has a base created by first working a buttonhole wheel, then you add bullion knots around the wheel.
Although at first glance it looks quite restrictive you can do quite a bit with it. Buttonhole wheels can also be worked in halves and quarters in various arrangements. So half and quarter flowers can be worked. You can work the wheel as an oval disk or even heart shapes! It is also easy to add more rings of ‘petals’ in bullion knots.
This is what the finished stitch looks like.
How to work a Buttonhole Eyelet flower.
This sample was worked in perle 5 thread and I assume you know how to work a buttonhole wheel, and bullion knots. If you need a refresher follow the link to tutorials.
Mark a small disk shape on your fabric using a dissolvable marker pen.
Work a buttonhole wheel, making sure that you pass each vertical stitch through the same point in the centre.
Bring the thread out on the edge of the circle, insert the needle into the middle of the wheel and loop the thread under the needle point. Pull the needle through the fabric to form a loop and repeat this process around the circle.
If the edge of your wheel edge flips up it is probably because you are not spacing the stitches close enough together.
When the wheel is complete take your thread to the back of the fabric
Using a dissolvable marker pen place 5 tiny spots around the edge of the wheel as illustrated.
The next step is to work bullion knots around the edge of the wheel. Bring your thread out at the first spot.
Working in an anti clockwise direction insert your needle in the second spot and make a bullion knot. The bullion knots in the sample are 15 wraps of the needle using a perle #5 thread.
Insert the needle in the second spot. Point the needle backwards (anti-clockwise) so that the point emerges near the place that the thread comes out of the fabric
Wrap the thread round the needle 10-15 times and then pull the needle carefully through the coil.The more wraps the larger the loop that is formed.
While pulling the needle through the coil, put your left thumb over the coil to hold the coil down. Pull the working thread through the coil until it starts to tighten and then stroke the under belly of the coil with your needle. This will smooth the coil and neaten the stitch.
Take the needle through the fabric at the point where it came out.
Work your way around the wheel until the flower motif is done. By changing the number of wraps of the bullion stitches you can make the petals more or less loopy.
These are particularly fun if you combine them with a Closed Base Needlewoven Picot stitch
I hope you enjoy the stitch!