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French Knot

Posted by papermuse (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 14, 06 at 14:16

Have begun to hand-embroider the French knot. First one was perfecto! The succeeding ones quickly degraded. Lol. Beginner's luck?

Usually use 3 strands. Tried more strands. Still my knot forms too soon or in the wrong place. Then as I try to pick it apart or loosen it, it tightens. Instructions say do not let knot go through to other side but this keeps happening.

Any tips?

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RE: French Knot

Using three strands, twice around the needle, and use your thumb nail to hold the wad in place while the needle is going through. Don't get discouraged, keep practicing.

RE: French Knot

Yes, use your thumb to hold onto your thread and slowly pull the needle through the knot. I find that if I dont do them too quickly, they turn out much nicer! French knots were not fun when I started either- I used to make my Mom do them for me!

RE: French Knot

Thanks to both of you. Will practice that.

RE: French Knot

I don't go back down in the same hole, like most instructions say. I always take a tiny little stitch which is hidden by the Fr knot on top.


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