Sunday, 29 November 2020

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 154: Plucked Knot Stitch

There are many stitches made up of knots. Today's stitch is a good cross between a French Knot and a Bullion Knot. 

I found it at the excellent online stitch dictionary, Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorial

Work it like this:

Fasten the thread on the back.

Take a small bite of the fabric
next to where the thread comes out.

Wrap the needle two or three times,
(as you would a Bullion Knot)

Pull through.

Anchor close to the knot.

One knot looks good,

Several knots look better!
Can you see that they are baby 
Bullion Knots?

Add to these samplers


  1. You come up with the most interesting stitches! I really want to try this one.

  2. Love the idea of baby bullions - I find the grown-ups a bit taxing!

  3. Very simple, very nice in a group and will have lots of areas where they act as fillers.

  4. Well, that one doesn't look too hard, and might be a fun filler ... maybe flower centers...

  5. Yes, I can see it as a flower center too!

  6. I'm going to try that one next time I'm stitching! It does look interesting, and would be great for flower buds, I think.

  7. Wow! Thank you for mentioning me! I learnt this stitch from my mother. She would use this stitch to fasten the finished thread behind the fabric using this stitch. I realized that this is a tiny bullion and works perfect for those who find French Knots annoying. :)


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