Karen Barbé Workshops

11 Feb 2010

French Knot

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · French Knot - sample]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · French Knot - sample]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · French Knot – tutorial]I found this old and abandoned felt project and decided to add some texture by stitching French knots.

1. Bring needle up in A (any insertion point), twist thread around needle.
2. Put needle in at A (or just beside it) pulling the thread until it fits closely round the needle. Pull needle through.
3. The finished knot.

According to my source, the thread should only be twisted once round the needle, never two or three times.


Cheryl Cambras said...

this is gorgeous! thanks for the tips. i usually do 2-3 twists, but my knots always come out droopy.

Kylie said...

Oh wow! This is just perfect! i've been playing around with something very similar. Just love it Karen - thank you! :) Kx

p.s. Your beautiful cushion arrived and I am totally smitten - it's fabulous. Thank you again!

sylvï said...

this is stunningly beautiful!

Anna Emilia said...

Dear Karen,

You have very beautiful work. I hope you are fine. Many wishes.

Jesse said...

This is beautiful! Interesting about twisting the thread once only; I'll need to try it, but it explains why my knots are not consistent.

Flo said...

I would love if you could explain how you made the felted part? Did you felt the fabric yourself?