Got out some practice thread yesterday to refresh my memory and my fingers on how to create the bullion stitch.
There's a new customer order coming up for 3 of these lovely doilies from Kathryn White's design called Pieces of Eight, found in Annie's Attic publication 'Beautiful Bullions'.
The Bullion Stitch, also known as the Roll Stitch, is accomplished by wrapping your yarn or thread over your hook as many times as indicated by pattern instructions, then inserting the hook in next st, and drawing the yarn through all the loops on your hook. It can be tricky to keep an even look, hence my practicing!
I did find this very clever idea quite some time ago which I have been experimenting with, using a coffee stirrer straw to help keep the loops at an even tension. Take a look at this blog post to see all the details. I'm not sure yet if it's helping me or not, I think my coils look too loose, but I will end up with a couple really cool coasters by the time I'm done practicing!
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