How to do the French Knot – Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials

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French Knot is also known as Punto de Nudo Francés [ ES ], Point de Noeud [ FR ], Knötchenstich [ DE ], Punto Nodini [ IT ], Ponto de Nó Francés [ PT ], Franska Knutar [ SV ]. About the French Knot The french knot is one of the easiest of all knots. Interestingly, however, it is frequently hailed as one of the most difficult-to-handle or difficult-to-do stitches. This, so much so, that learners often end up hating to do this stitch. It is lone a matter of getting the hang of it.

This stitch can be used to do little flowers or as a fill stitch to fill in belittled circles and the center of flowers. many close done french Knots can give a ‘ wooly ’ appearance and can be used for textures. How to do the French Knot You use both the hands to do the french Knot. I powerfully recommend that you read the tips at the goal of the tutorial to make perfective french Knots .

Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A. Fig 2: Now, place the needle close to the fabric. Wrap the thread around it twice, as shown.
Fig 3: Keep the longer end of the thread pulled with your fingers while putting the needle back in a point just close to A. This is probably what you have to master. tip : If you are holding the acerate leaf with your right-hand fingers, wrap the thread and hold it pulled with your left fingers. Vice versa. This makes it easy to put the needle in through the fabric without the gamble of pulling out of the wrap string. If this seems difficult for you, try this : after wrapping the weave, turn the phonograph needle around about 180 degrees and then try to put it near A . Fig 4: Pull down the needle through the fabric. You will see your first French Knot formed.

Tips for making the perfect French Knot

  1. A Milliner’s needle has the same shaft thickness throughout making the passing of the needle through the wrapping easy. Use it if you have one.
  2. Do not wrap the thread too tight or too loose, but just tight enough to ensure that the eye of your needle passes smoothly through it.
  3. Wrap the thread no more than twice around the needle. If you want a thicker knot, use more strands of thread instead of more wraps.
  4. Do not pass the needle back in through the same stitch point that you came out from, but near it. This ensures your knot does not fall through the hole in the fabric to the other side!

Learn to do French Knots in 2 minutes!

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