The bullion knot, another stitch on my “avoid list”, is Sharon b’s selection for the start of the second half of the TSTC year! I’m sure Sharon wrote a brilliant introduction. I know her work illustrating the stitch was brilliant. Unfortunately, her introduction hasn’t done a thing to help my stitching.
What am I going to do with this dreadful stitch all week? What about a continual stream of examples to illustrate the mistakes one may make in executing this stitch? I think I might be able to handle that assignment.
I did a tiny search around the net and found there is a false bullion knot–make a straight stitch and then wind your thread around it. I tried it (top left). I tried one of my own making (lower left) and then did a true bullion knot to compare (right).
too many turns, not a consistent size
I like my idea best but it certainly doesn’t give the same amount of texture.
I used them to provide a nice contrast with each other on this tiny slice that also includes satin stitches.
Here are some other ideas. Sharon is giving me a great opportunity to deal with this stitch. Now, all I can practice and learn from my mistakes!