Thursday, November 14, 2013

Embroidery: The French Knot

The French knot is a simple knot that will lay flat on your fabric. Often a small, open circle on an embroidery
pattern indicates where the French knot should be placed on your embroidery.

1. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the long tail of the thread.

2. Poke your needle through the back side of the fabric and gently pull the thread through until it
is stopped by the knot at the end of the long tail of your thread.

3. Starting with the thread on the left side of the needle and wrap it around the needle twice.

4. Poke your needle into the fabric slightly left of where the thread originally came up through the

 5. As the needle goes through to the back side of the fabric, gently hold the knot (the thread that
you wrapped around the needle) in place, against the fabric and carefully pull the thread all the
way through.

I had to practice a few time to get it just right.  With a little practice you'll get it in no time!

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