Learn French knot, bullion knot and whipped wheel. The step-by-step photos and description are the slide deck on the left. The same stitch is taught as a video in the box on the right.

French knot
French knot

Use singly in scattered groups, or packed together to create texture. Learn step by step here

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French knot 1/7

Thread a size 22 crewel needle with two strands of yarn. Pull up through the fabric. Wrap a loop of yarn around the middle of the needle.

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French knot 7/7

Maintain the same size and tension

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French knot
French knot

Use singly in scattered groups, or packed together to create texture. Learn step by step here

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Bullion knot
Bullion knot

Follow the sequence to make this elongated stitch. They look great in groups side by side, or scattered.

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Bullion knot 1/6

Thread a size 22 crewel needle with two strands of yarn. Come up, and go down again where you decide will be the length of the bullion knot.

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Bullion knot 6/6

Take the needle back down the second hole and finish neatly. You can continue building up rows of bullions next to each other.

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Bullion knot
Bullion knot

Follow the sequence to make this elongated stitch. They look great in groups side by side, or scattered.

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Whipped wheel
Whipped wheel

Follow the sequence to make this decorative stitch. Use contrasting/ complimentary colours for a pleasing effect

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Whipped wheel 1/12

Thread a size 22 crewel needle with yarn and cast on. Imagine a circle, with 6 equidistant points along it's circumference (60 degree intervals) Come up on one of these pints on the diameter.

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Whipped wheel 12/12

Continue around and around until you reach the outer edges of the spokes. It will look like six bullion knots on top of a satin hexagon. You can carry on squeezing quite a lot of rounds onto the wheel, changing colours several times should you wish.

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Whipped wheel
Whipped wheel

Follow the sequence to make this decorative stitch. Use contrasting/ complimentary colours for a pleasing effect

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More tutorials on these pages:

Filling stitches here

Outline stitches here