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Embroidery with Rossella


Hi embroidery lovers, Rossella here!

Here I am with my monthly blog takeover with Crafter’s Companion! Check back on the last Friday of every month for your guide to all things embroidery!

Yes another month has passed and this month I’ll be talking you through the process of using stamps when embroidering. This allows you to be so much more creative and bring flat stamps to life.

Watch the video below to find out more!

 You may need:

Stamps Inks
Rock a Blocks
Stick and Stay
Linen Look fabric


There are a couple of different methods of creating a Bullion Knot. This is my preferred method. your material must be rigid enough to support your needle when stitching Bullion knots this way.

Method 1

1. Bring the needle up at 1 and back down at 2 leaving a loop on the top of the fabric.
2. Emerge again at 1, or close to (be aware not to split the thread) and hold the needle under the fabric.
3. Wind the thread anti-clockwise around the needle as many times as required.
4. Holding the coils of thread, bring the needle up through the fabric and the coils.
5. Organise the coils of thread neatly and insert the needle back down at 2

Method 2

1. Emerge through the fabric at point A
2. Pass the needle through the fabric from point B back to A taking care not to split the thread
3. Wrap the thread anti-clockwise around the needle as many times as required and pull the needle through the coils of thread
4. Insert the needle down at point B to anchor the Bullion Knot


As well as creating designs on woven fabric, cross stitches are very effective for freehand embroidery.
There are two general methods of stitching as shown in the diagram. Stitches can be worked in a row working in one direction for the entire row before returning. Alternatively work in a complete stitch.
For an even finish, ensure all the top stitches face the same direction.


1. Bring the lower thread up through the fabric at A and back down at B.
2. Make small ‘catching’ stitches from C to D over the lower thread to hold it in place.