Hi guys, so this is the way I make roses using the bullion knot. Hopefully if you are trying this you have an understanding of the bullion knot because it will help.

Step 1: So first of, I think it’s best to make three french knots in the centre of the rose. You don’t need to but I think it help give you a structure to work around.

Step 2: Next you want to make a bullion knot that goes across the centre. 

Step 3: This bit is important! the wrappings around the needle needs to be LONGER than the distance between the holes, this will help give the bullion knot movement and make it curve.

Step 4: When pulling the knot tight, you will need to make sure it curves around the centre like the picture above.

Step 5: The next stitch should be going directly over what you’ve done so far. Pretty much like this picture.

Step 6: Repeat this a third time and you have what I cal the ‘foundations’ of the rose. This will be what you work around to build up the layers.

Step 7: Repeat the knots going around the outside of the foundations. You should keep building these up until you’re happy with how its looking. It may take a bit of practice to understand how it works, but as always, practice makes perfect!

And that’s pretty much to. Hope this was helpful for some of you, I try my best to make these understandable, but if you are having any problems please let me know.