Here’s a video tutorial for a rose bud made out of bullion knots. The bullion knot can be used to make beautiful roses and rose buds, and, believe it or not, they’re actually really simple to make once you get the hang of it!
The video tutorial for the bullion rose bud is rather long. It covers not only making the bullion rose bud, but also beginning and ending your threads when making little flowers like the bullion rose bud.
This is the bud that I make in the video. The filming was done a bit farther away than usual, but I think you can get the gist of the method pretty clearly. This is the order of stitching:
1. The first center bullion in stitched in dark pink or red. It’s the bullion on the left in the picture.
2. The second center bullion is stitched in dark pink or red, to the right of the first stitch. It’s a little bit longer than the first stitch.
3. The third bullion is stitched in medium pink, to the right of the second stitch, starting just above and to the right of it, and wrapping down below the middle of the two center stitches.
4. The fourth bullion is stitched in medium pink, to the left of the first center stitch. The stitch actually begins above the first center stitch, and wraps around below bullion #3.
5. The fifth bullion is stitched in medium pink, immediately to the left of bullion #4, and a little bit lower, wrapping around below and slightly to the right of the last stitch.
6. The sixth bullion is stitched in light pink, to the right of bullion #3 (on the right side of the bud). It starts slightly lower than bullion #3, and wraps around below the end of bullion #5.
After the sixth bullion is completed, a fly stitch is used to add the green at the base of the bud.
This may sound confusing, but if you watch the video, you’ll see how easy it really is to make perfect little bullion rose buds!
You’ll need three colors to make this bud: a dark pink or red, a medium pink, and a light pink. I’m using 2 strands of DMC in the video, with a milliner needle, on a tightly woven, high thread count muslin.
Here’s the video:
If you want to learn basic embroidery stitches, check out the rest of the embroidery video tutorials available in my collection of how-to videos for hand embroidery. Feel free to share the link with stitching friends, or people just getting into the art of embroidery!
Have fun with it!