Bullion knots with cotton a broder. My first bullion knot was a mess, I frogged it. Then I remembered Sharon’s tip and wrapped my thread counter clockwise. It was a big difference!
Large bullion knots with the same thread. Here I wrapped my needle about 15 times!
More French knots.
A whipped wheel with French knots. Here you can see the difference in the threads I used. Both are ecru cotton a broder, but the 2 French knots at the left are a size 16, the others a size 25.
There’s a photo of this complete padded surface on my Flickr-page.