Thursday, July 16, 2009

BAS - Week 31 - French Knots/Colonial Knots


This week's challenge is to use both french knots and colonial knots and to think about both and maybe consider the usage of each - and, of course, to use both in a seam! lol Thank you to Lynn in Southern California who suggested these two stitches be looked at in tandem. I have to admit I am one who uses french knots because that was the stitch I learned back in the day when I was learning hand embroidery.

For stitch diagrams and instructions on these two stitches there are some good online resources:

For french knots:
Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary has illustrations here
Mary Corbet's video instructions can be found on Needle n' Thread Video Library of Stitches

For colonial knots:
Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary has illustrations here
Mary Corbet's video instructions can be found on Needle n' Thread Video Library of Stitches
As a last thought, if you are wondering about the picture... Well, I hate posts without pictures! This has very little to do with french knots and colonial knots except that it is a little topiary I made from french knots for Bonnie on a round robin block some time ago. So, it is french knots but the relevance to this topic... not so clear! roflol What can I say? I like topiaries and they are what I usually use french knots for. This week though I'll have to find something different!

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