French Knot Stitch: A great stitch for flowers, curly hair and animal coats

The French Knot stitch is often used for flowers, curly hair or beards, and animal coats. It can be packed densely in a space for maximum effect, or used as an airy border or stem. Traditional technique wraps the thread only once around the needle – for a larger French knot, a thicker fiber is used. It can used with or instead of a Colonial knot, which wraps the thread around the needle in a figure eight motion.

A closeup of the French Knot Stitch

French Knot Stitch

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