■ bullion stitch

1 Bullion stitch, simple and decorative, is quite suitable for feminine garments. It can enhance plain stockinette stitch pieces as well as those with multicolored designs.

Bring needle up at the spot you want to begin stitch. Then insert needle a short distance away (where stitch will end) and bring tip up in same place as before. Before drawing needle through, wrap yarn around tip a few times.

Wrap Yarn Around Needle Time

2 Holding wraps firmly in place with left thumb and index finger, draw needle and yarn through the wraps.

Drawing stitch backward to lie flat on work, insert needle once again at end of stitch to complete it. Bring needle tip out at spot for new stitch (actually to lower left of where it is shown in illustration).

Filling Bullion Stitch Padding

3 Work bullion stitches in this manner in a circle to form a flower as shown, or place as desired on work.

French Knots

Needle Bullion Flower

French knots, like bullion stitches, are wrapped-around stitches, but they are much smaller. They are often used for flower centers. Bring needle up where you want to work knot and wrap yarn around tip 2 or 3 times.

Holding wraps in place, draw needle and yarn through the wraps, gently pulling yarn to tighten knot. Then insert yarn into work a tiny distance (1 yarn) from knot to anchor it on right side of work; bring needle up for next knot.

padded satin stitch

Padded satin stitch is a solid stitch with a raised smooth surface. It can be worked using special needlework canvas (sec page 131).

Sew around outline of stitch as shown.

2 Starting from left side, fill in outline, making long vertical stitches worked from bottom to top (as shown) and spaced closely together. (Long stitches are also formed on wrong side). Fill in outline, but stay within edges and maintain an even tension to keep work from puckering.

3 When vertical stitches are completed, repeat operation to make horizontal stitches, covering previous stitches and keeping within outline.

4 With padding completed, finish stitch by working long, closely spaced vertical stitches, starting at left and covering padding and outline.

Straight Stitch

Work with needlework canvas (see page 131). Use stitch to enhance edges of leaves and petals. Work (like satin stitch) from left to right by inserting needle downward from outline to inner part of motif: make small stitches and follow curves of design, closely spacing stitches. You can also use this stitch to follow a multicolored knitted design, embroidering directly onto knit stitches.

Knitted Design
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  • lobelia
    7 years ago

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