Bullion Stitch

Schematic drawing of the bullion stitch Schematic drawing of the bullion stitch

Bullion stitch is a decorative technique that is worked by twisting a thread around a sewing needle several times before inserting the needle into the cloth. Short bullion stitches are sometimes called bullion knots.

Also known as bullion knot, coil stitch, grub knot, Porto Rico rose, post stitch or worm stitch.

Source: TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th edition, London: Bloomsbury, p. 83.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 May 2016)


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