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French Knots Are Easy!

09/23/12

Permalink 08:57:00 pm, by juli Email , 106 words   English (US) utf8
Categories: Background, Stitches

French Knots Are Easy!

For some reason, the second embroidery stitch my mom decided to teach me (at age 6 or 7) was the French Knot. I struggled mightily with that, but a year or two later I struggled mightily with chain stitch in art class, so I honestly think this was probably a good idea - anything would have been hard, why not master something worth mastering? That said, I know a lot of people struggle with French Knots, so when I found this illustration (in a ~1920's era Clark's (now Coats & Clark's) Needlework manual), I had to share it, because it makes it so clear exactly what you are doing.
French Knot stitch diagram

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