Sunday, August 26, 2012
If you've been reading this blog for anytime now, you'll know I teach sewing to adults. As I learn new techniques, I pass them onto my students. Well I'm just crazy over bullion roses, especially when done in buttons. I've been recommending a book "A-Z of Bullion Embroidery" from Inspiration Books, Country Bumpkin Publications, Australia. They publish a whole series of books on fine/heirloom sewing.
It appears the above book is getting very hard to find. I don't know if they aren't publishing it any longer or what. There are very few people who have published tutorials on bullion embroidery but I follow another blog La Sewista! aka Bunny, who does wonderful heirloom sewing and she has many tutorials on her blog site. I found one for the bullion stitch which might help those of you who couldn't find the book. Here is her addy http://lasewist.blogspot.com/2009/08/hints-for-bullions.html
They can be a beautiful, unexpected touch on an otherwise plain shirt or blouse. You would be surprised how many women have asked where they can purchase the embroidery design so they can machine embroider it. LOL
You'll have hours of wonderful reading on Bunny's site. I know I did. Check it out!