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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A few more knots.



This week we practised Bullion Knots and I found a few of my samples, including  a whitework one which reminded me of the time that I planned to try to learn Mountmellick Work, a traditional Irish Embroidery, but did not get very far. 





If you have not tried this stitch it is quite addictive, but  takes some practise the first time, and then needs a warm up before you get back into some kind of rhythm each time.



 Many tutorials online now, but I found the method in Tracy Franklin's book on whitework to be the easiest to follow. It may be available in your local library as I know it is in mine.
                                                  





3 comments:

  1. i love bullion knots - they can look so lifelike

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  2. smashing bullions you have there!
    mine always look like emaciated worms!
    must look that book out lol and do the warming up run first too

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  3. I love your stitching Jackie, bullion and French knots are my favourite stitches but I agree they are both difficult and I find I get a lot of knots-not the right kind though! x

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