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Glammed Up Gloves

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


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Simple and effective, this short project is great for an autumnal evening and for mastering that oh-so-simple-looking, yet just slightly tricky French knot stitch. The pattern here consists of a French knot followed by, and connected to, a running stitch.

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  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 1
    Step 1

    Thread your needle with a length of pink tapestry thread approximately 12in (30cm long) and tie a knot in the end of the thread. Turn the cuff of the glove over a little so you can start sewing from the inside, hiding the knot.

  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bring the needle through to the front of the glove and then put the point back in right next to where it came up.

  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hold the tapestry wool taut and wrap around the needle four times to make a good-sized knot. Without letting go of the wool, go back down through to the inside of the glove, slipping the needle through the wraps to form a knot. Bring the needle back up onto the surface of the glove a little further down the glove from your French knot -

  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now weave up and down approximately 12 times down the length of the glove and finish with the thread on the inside. Tie off 
your thread.

  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat steps 1–3 on either side of your original line of stitches, staggering the knots and running stitches to create a woven-looking placement. Then with the burgundy thread repeat the process in between an outer line and the central one.

  • How to make gloves. Glammed Up Gloves - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finish with another French knot and line of stitches in yellow on the other side of the central line.

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