The French Knot creates a small bobble on any typed of fabric. Unlike working a knitted bobble it is easy to use a contrasting colour.
You will need:
- tapestry needle
Bring the needle through to the right side of the fabric at the position where you want to embroider the knot.
Wrap the yarn over the needle twice.
Return the needle point through the fabic at almost the same point it emerged (in tightly woven fabric you can return the needle though the same hole and the knot will not be able to squeeze through, knitting is often a bit too loose to trust the knots to stay in place). At the same time tug on the yarn to tighten the knot around the needle.
Before passing the needle back through the fabric make sure the yarn has been pulled into a knot, flush against the fabric. Return the needle all the way to the wrong side of the fabric to complete the knot.
For some very clear step-by-step diagrams try:
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