Bullion Stitch. A raised stitch falling in rolls on the surface of the work. The working is the same as for French knots, and the rolls may be single (a), or in groups (b). Draw three parallel lines as guides. Bring up the needle at (c), insert it at (d), and bring out again at (c) in the position shewn. Twist the thread about six times round the needle. Hold the roll thus made with the thumb to prevent it slipping off. Draw the needle through the roll. Turn the roll upwards to (d), lying as in (a) and (b). Insert the needle at (d), bring out at (c), and make a similar stitch to the left. On completing each stitch always bring the needle out in correct position for beginning the next.

(a)

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(b)

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