Wednesday, 21 December 2011

French Knot

French Knot – the last on my table cloth project !
French Knot is used for creating flowers,flower centers etc. it gives an embossed look on fabric. It is really an easy and a beautiful stitch.
Let us see the process..
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Step 1 : Take the needle out through the point A

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Step 2 : Wrap the thread around the needle once or twice, as shown in the above fig.
Keep in mind : while wrapping, keep the needle close to the fabric.
Step 3 : Gently pull the long thread, to make the twists tight around the needle. (don’t make too tight)

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(move the needle backwards if necessary)
Step 4 : Insert the needle at the point A (the same point where u took out the thread), (by keeping the long thread tight), and pull it tight.
Your French knot will look like this….

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You may find this knot a bit difficult at the first attempt, but don’t get frustrated, it is very easy, use both hands, left for holding needle and right for thread or vice versa…

Hands on
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Hope you all have a happy stitching time…
do inform me about your french knot experience…Smile

plz see one more french knot application here.

happiness always,
rajis.

2 comments:

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

Brilliant tutorials on the stitches will try these.Maisie.

Cathleen Savage said...

Nice tutorial! I love French knots and I sometimes wrap the thread around a whole bunch of times; sometimes even until it starts to form a loop. A nice effect.

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