Bulls Head Stitch is a beautiful stitch that is pretty easy to work on. This is part of the chain stitch family.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Bulls Head Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands of floss for this design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Bulls Head Stitch
1. Start by bringing the thread up at point A on the line. Then, insert from point B to point C. Note that point C is diagonal to point A and point B.
2. Pull the thread up. You will notice that a small fly stitch must have formed. Insert the needle again from point D to point E. Keep the floss underneath the needle and pull the thread up as shown in the above picture.
3. Next, take the needle outside the chain formed at point F. That’s it. Your stitch is ready.
Tips for working the Bulls Head Stitch
- Knowing the chain stitch will help in working this stitch better.
What is this stitch used for?
- You can use this as beautiful flowers.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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