This week's beautiful embroidery stitch is the bullion stitch. It can be a little tricky to get the hang of but a lot of fun trying.
Also you can make the most beautiful roses or rosebuds once you get the hang of it. Ofcourse, that is going to take many hours of practice for me this week, as I still cannot make a decent bullion rose. Once I get there I will share
The idea here is to come up through the fabric at 1, down at 2 and then back half way through at 1 again (slightly beside the thread).
You then start wrapping your thread anti clockwise around the needle about six to eight times.
Now the tricky bit. You need to slowly push the stitches down the needle as you are pushing your needle up completely through the fabric. I use my thumb and forefinger of my right hand to push the thread down. The next little tricky bit is to now hold the stitch gently on the fabric and pull your needle and thread up and back towards you so that the stitch is sitting like the picture below.
You then anchor the stitch by putting your needle down through the fabric at number 2. Voila your stitch is done!