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French Knot

Extract from Embroidery • By Claire Culley and Amy Phipps • Published by GMC Publications

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$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
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Time
5 mins

Embroidery
This is a wonderfully decorative stitch and can be used for securing sequins if you fancy adding sparkle to your projects.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 304 projects » © 2021 Claire Culley & Amy Phipps / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Embroidery by Claire Culley and Amy Phipps, published by GMC (£12.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to stitch a French knot. French Knot - Step 1
    Step 1

    Secure the end of your floss and bring your needle up through the front of your fabric. Holding the point of your needle pointing to the left, wrap the length of thread away from you around the needle in an anticlockwise direction three or four times.

  • How to stitch a French knot. French Knot - Step 2
    Step 2

    Keeping those wraps taut on your needle, push the point back down into the fabric very close to where you came up.

  • How to stitch a French knot. French Knot - Step 3
    Step 3

    As you pull the needle down, the wraps will be gathered together.

  • How to stitch a French knot. French Knot - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once the floss is pulled through, the wraps will be pulled down against the fabric in a sweet little knot.

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