Learn to Embroider Part 8: French Knot video
Learn to Embroider Part 8: French Knot
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Surrounded by fabric and farmland, Linda Augsburg loves playing with patterns and prints, and she dreams of a day when she can finish a sewing project at the same moment that the bobbin empties. Full bio »

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Learn an embroidery staple! The French knot is one of the most commonly used embroidery stitches. The French knot is a perfect stitch to use for making the centers of flowers, to portray wooly sheep, to dot an "I", and to add eyes, a nose or a mouth to a person, animal or other character.

In this Quilt & Sew Tips online video class brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, embroidery expert Linda Augsburg demonstrates how to make French knots of varying sizes by using multiple wraps of thread around the needle or by increasing the number of strands of thread. Learn why Linda prefers to use more strands and fewer twists to create French knots.

In this online video class, you'll learn how to:
  • Embroider French knots that won't slip through your fabric.
  • Create large and small French knots.
  • Stitch larger knots to create striking accents.
  • Prevent a high, long knot that is stacked up on the fabric.
  • Embroider French knots on fabric as well as on crochet pieces.
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