This exotic bullion rose is worked over four pleats. For instructional purposes, we used a different colour thread for each knot. You will need to turn the fabric as you stitch.

1.  Centre (over 2 pleats). Secure the thread on the back of the fabric. Bring the needle to the front at A, on the left hand side of pleat 2. 

2.  Take the needle from right to left through the tops of pleats 3 and 2 (B to A). Leave the needle in the fabric.

3.  Wrap the thread around the needle eight times, wrapping clockwise and keeping the wraps consistent.

4.  Pull the thread through the wraps to complete the knot. Take the needle to the back at B to anchor.

5.  Bring the needle to the front at A again. Take the needle from B to A, leaving it in the fabric.

6.  Complete the knot as before, manipulating it to lie alongside the previous knot.

7.  Outer petals. Bring the needle up to C, on the left side of pleat 1. Take the needle from D, on the right side of pleat 3, to C. Leave the needle in the fabric

8.  Wrap the thread clockwise around the needle twelve times. Complete the knot as before. Take the needle to the back at D to anchor it.

9.  Bring the needle up at E, on the left side of pleat 2. Take the needle from F, on the right hand side of pleat 4, to E. Leave the needle in the fabric.

10.  Complete the knot in the same manner as step 8, anchoring it at F.

11.  Bring the needle up at G, on the left hand side of pleat 3. Take the needle from H on the left hand side of pleat 3, to G.

12.  Complete the knot as before. Bring the thread up at I, on the right hand side of pleat 4. Take the needle from J, the left hand side of pleat 2, to I.

13.  Complete the knot as before. Bring the needle up at K, on the right of pleat 3. Take the needle from L to K, tucking the petal inside the first outer petal.

14.  Compare the knot as before, anchoring it at L.

15.  Completed bullion rose over four pleats.