Two VERY quick-and-dirty samples of french knots - not much time for stitching this week.
- Milliner needles are a must (the eye and shaft are the same diameter, so the knots slide off easily)
- Keeping tension on the thread is essential. I HIGHLY recommend Mary Corbet's french knot video tutorial.
I tried for some realistic looking lily-of-the-valley. The knots are doubled #8 perle cotton, 6 wraps each knot. They're still out of proportion:
These french knots are a single strand of cotton floss. I used pink tulle for the 'champagne':
And here's my embroidered lichen. I've posted these before but I love this project so far. I need to carve out a chunk of time next week to finish this: