There are probably as many ways to make a bullion rose as there are people making them. I would like to include my take on the classic spiral bullion. These instructions are for big chunky roses as shown on the kurti.
Spiral Bullion Rose:
-work with three strands of floss and a # 7 milliners needle
-it is helpful to interface the area behind the embroidery
-use three colors of floss plus a green. Use a contrast for the center and two shades of pink or red (a light and a
-medium shade) for the spiral rose petals. Use the darker shade for the center fifteen wrap spiral bullions and
-the lighter shade for the outer twenty-two wrap spiral bullions.
-the spiral bullion is made in four sections (colors):
-center – one, five wrap bullion and two, ten wrap bullions
-inner petals – six, fifteen wrap spirals
-outer petals – eight, twenty-two wrap spirals
-leaf base – four, twenty-four wrap spirals