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making the perfect french knot

Happy Tuesday! The French knot is a staple of embroidery. It's really easy once you get the hang of it, but it can be a little tricky to learn and I know a lot of people struggle with it. If you learn better through watching, check out @through.rain.or.shine on Instagram for a video.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at I'm happy to help!


How to:

-Poke the needle up through the fabric. Here, I'm using all 6 strands of DMC thread.

-Wrap the thread twice around the needle close to where it comes out of the fabric.

-Carefully poke the needle back through the fabric right next to where the thread comes out, but don't pull it through yet.

-Pull the wrapped thread snug around the base of the needle against the fabric.

-Now you can carefully and slowly pull the needle through. Be careful not to pull the knot out of place as this can ruin it.


French knots are great for adding detail to your embroidery and some of my kits call for them as well. Try practicing a few on a scrap piece of fabric to get the hang of them!

Don't forget to email me at if you have any questions or comments. Happy Stitching!!

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