French knot

French Knot flower

French knots are very versatile when embroidering flowers.  They are often used as the centres of flowers, with other stitches used as the petals.  They can also be used as the petals themselves.  Large and small clusters, with varying sizes and colours give flowers depth and interest.

French Knot

A French knot is fancy and elegant. It is like a string of pearls that finishes off a formal outfit. It can add just the right touch to a piece of embroidery and making perfect French knots is an important embroidery accomplishment. It is worth taking the time to practice, and once you get it, …

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