Embroidery: Learning the French Knot

Monday, May 7, 2012

Leave it to me to wait until the last minute to decide on what I'm going to give my in-laws for mother's day but, sometimes the best ideas come out of procrastination don't they?

 I've decided to do some personalized zipper pouches for my mother-in-law and grandmother- in-law, and since I've always wanted to learn how to embroider, I thought  this would be the perfect opportunity to try my hand at it.  Little did I know that the French Knot method would take a little more time than I expected.  It's quite intimidating at first, but when I finally figured things out, it was a breeze.  I have a few books on embroidery but there is nothing like watching a visual to learn how to do something.  Below are the links that I referenced:

How to thread a needle and knot the thread

French Knot Tutorial


  1. Pictures please when you finish the pouches. Embroidery is really relaxing and rewarding hey! Love it!

  2. Of course I'll share pics! Yes, it is very relaxing! I'm already thinking of future projects!

  3. Your work looks beautiful! I think your French knot embroidery turned out perfect...It definitely doesn't look like your first time. Oh, and you're right, this type of embroidery is a labor of love! Hope you were watching a good show or listening to some good music. These gifts are going to be something really special.

  4. Look at you, another talent. Can't wait to see the big reveal. I have complete faith in your ability to get it done at warp speed ;)


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