Welcome back for Week no. 4! If you are just beginning a piece for the #BohoSAL, check out my previous posts here. And if you are new to embroidery and want to learn the basics, check out my embroidery book, Boho Embroidery for everything you need to get started!
This week I dabbled in Bullion Knots for a really fun look on these two flowers:
For a good Bullion Knot, you need to use a Milliner’s needle, which is the same width the entire length of the needle. My favorite ones are the Richard Hemming Milliners Needles and also the Tulip Milliner’s Needles.
Also, a great resource for learning new stitches or even if you need a refresher on how to work a stitch, are the library of videos by Mary Corbet. They are clear and concise and a really great reference to have!
Now, let’s check out what our #BohoSAL stitchers have been up to this week!
You can find Tara at @t_jaye on instagram. She is the creator of the Wefty Needle which is designed to help you weave fabric strips and bias tape. I can speak from experience when I say that these needles are amazing!!! She took her weaving to a new level this week as she shifted her focus onto thread weaving for her stitch along piece!
I love that @mariainstitches focused on a monochrome palette this week working with black french knots on a black background. What a great way to add dimensional texture!
Leigh of @leighbee279 did some amazing satin stitching on this flower. I especially love the french knots that make up the center of the flower!
@skylaseltzer is taking this black and white fabric to the next level with these cool-toned stitches. Such beautiful work!
I have to admit that i’m quite partial to “Madge” being stitched up by @judith_b_richardson! This variegated satin stitched border around Madge is so perfectly perfect!
Take a look at the #BohoSAL tag on Instagram for even more inspiration from all of the participants and if you have been hesitant to join in, please do! We would love to have you! Grab a fabric that you love, a needle and some thread and you have all you need to start Boho stitching!!
Have a great week stitching!