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My Bookmark using Bullion Stitch

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It's beautiful! I'm super-impressed, I just can't "get" bullion stitch!

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Congratulations from me too. One day I tried practising and couldn't get it so I gave up and just thought I'd never choose this stitch but now seeing this beautiful design I'm reconsidering. Maybe it was the acrylic yarn and maybe I should give it a try with thread...

 

For those that haven't seen how it's made here's a video tutorial: http://www.nexstitch.com/v_bullion_stitch.html

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Thank you so much everyone!

 

Tips: wrap the yarn or thread around with loosely. Not sloppy loose - try wrapping it more near the middle of the hook. Then when you are ready to complete the stitch - I've learned that you have to have NO TENSION at all. Just gingerly hold the stitches wrapped between thumb and middle finger, making sure that the first stich it going to clear the hook. Your hook just slides effortlessly through those stitches. It's really just having to get the "feel" for it. I couldn't believe how nice it worked once I got the feel for it.

 

 

If anyone is interested I found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400007352580&category=41233&_trksid=p4340.m212&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%252BSI%26its%3DI%252BC%252BS%252BIA%26itu%3DPSS%252BCRS%252BUCC%252BUCI%252BIT%252BUA%252BSI%252BUS-BWR%252BUCI%252BIT%252BUA%252BSI%252BUS-BWR%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D31

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Your work is just beautiful and you should be very proud of yourself. I used to make bullion stitches in embroidery, but did not know they existed for crochet until recently. Thanks for the tip on how it's supposed to "feel".

 

Also,thanks to yarnluver for the tutorial web site. I saved it to fave places for future referene.

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What do I think, I think it is beautiful. You did great work.

Have never seen one like it before.:clap

 

Evelyn1

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Thanks for your tips, Suzy. After reading your post I think I know why my bullions looked so awful — I kept the tension waaaaayyy too tight. I'll have to try it again.

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I am so proud of myself. I have mastered this stitch!!!!!

 

What do you think?

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29174228@N08/3004892897/

 

 

I know how you feel about finally being able to do this stitch. As soon as I saw this stich about a year ago I had to do it. I could not do it until I made the special "tool" that Theresa Richardson showed on her video. Now I do it all the time. I am just stating to do them with thread instead of yarn. Someday maybe I will learn how to do them the right way but until then I use the homemade tool for it.

 

As soon as I saw your bookmark I did a search on google and found a place that sold the book and ordered. Had it in two days and made the bookmark. I am not sure if it will upload but here is a pic of it. I do not have a good camera for close ups so not very good.

 

Avalee

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beautiful bookmark girls. You make me want to learn this stitch. lol

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Pretty, pretty, pretty!! :tup Well done!!! :cheer:yay

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Does anyone know where the pattern can be found bought or free for this bookmark?

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Gorgeous! Love the color combo!

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