How to make a bullion knot stitch| Step-by-Step Guide

Only French knots are handier for embroidery than bullion knots stitch. Depending on the stitch length, they offer a springy texture that can be straight, curled, or even utilized as a picot.

Because it resembles purl and bullion, which are continuous ring-shaped wire coils of gold or silver, the bullion stitch got its name. The coils are made with embroidery thread and then appliqued on the object using the bullion knot stitch.  If you know how to tie a French knot, you can easily master this knot as well. Here I will guide you to make a bullion knot stitch or bullion stitch.

What is Bullion Knot?

A thread is wrapped around a sewing needle numerous times to create the decorative stitch known as the “bullion” before the needle is inserted into the fabric. Bullion knots are another name for brief bullion stitches.

Additionally known as post stitch, worm stitch, Porto Rico rose, coil stitch, post stitch, grub knot, and bullion knot stitch.

How to do the Bullion Knot Stitch?

A fascinating stitch for creating straightforward designs is the Bullion Knot. This knot, in my opinion, is “elongated” and can be grouped to create dense textures. This stitch creates an embossed appearance, adding to the 3D stitching used in Brazilian embroidery.

For this stitch, remember to use a Milliners needle. Since a milliner’s needle maintains a constant thickness throughout its length, passing woven thread through the needle is simple. Using this needle will help you avoid a lot of frustration.

How to make the Bullion Knot stitch? A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Bring the needle up, and insert it partially through the fabric’s same point at the desired stitch length while being careful not to draw the thread through the fabric. Then, bring the needle up.

Step 2: Without any overlap, wind the thread around the needle. The wound thread’s distance has to match the stitch length indicated in step 1 exactly.

Step 3: Pull the needle out of the wrapped thread using your finger to hold it. Until the turns are laid out on the fabric, as illustrated, completely pull the needle out upwardly.

Step 4: Using the needle to gently press the wraps, take the needle through the row’s endpoint while keeping tension on the thread.

Step 5: Now, the stitch is finished. It adopts a slender football-like linear form.

Bullion Knot Stitch Working TIPS

  • For this stitch, use the appropriate needle. Using a shorter needle will make it challenging to hold the loops.
  • With the appropriate tension, wrap the thread around the needle. You will get strange-looking knots if you wrap them too loosely or firmly.
  • While tugging the thread, maintain the loop.

Needle for bullion Stitch

The most important tool for tying bullion knots is a needle. The best sort of needle is a milliner’s (straw needle), which has a long shaft, is slender, and is pointed. An important consideration is the milliner’s needle’s lack of tapering from the eye to the point. Except for the point at the tip, the milliner’s needle has the same size over its entire length.

Thread for bullion knot Stitch

The quantity of threads needed to create the stitch determines how thick the bullion knot will be. One line can be used to create tiny, fragile, wispy flowers, while other thread, thicker floss, or even wool can be used to create broader, chunkier petals. Glossy petals will be created with rayon thread. To prevent the thread’s ply from separating, shiny rayon thread with a twist must be wrapped around the needle anticlockwise.

Strands of Floos for Bullion Knot Stitch

The ideal thread count is often three. You can get an average thickness by using this much yarn. Try out different titles, then create a sample with notes for later use.

Summary on bullion knot Stitch

Bullion stitch blend with a wide variety of floral and plant designs. Create miniature creepy crawlies to adorn your garden design, use them as the fronds of a fern, or incorporate them into your lazy daisy stitch. The bullion knot stitch always has a very polished appearance and adds texture and unique touch to any design.