Thursday, July 18, 2013

Knots

Last month Mary Corbet wrote about Turk’s head knot stitch. It reminded me of the Chinese knots I made last year, so I just had to give it a try. It was very tricky to get the knot on the right place near the fabric. When I pulled the thread through I noticed there was about an inch of thread between the fabric and the knot! So I just pulled the extra and secured it at the back. So I made one Turk’s head knot stitch for now, it’s the one at the left side. To see if it was worth trying again I stitched a colonial knot at the right side and a French knot in the background. There’s a difference between the knots, but I think I play a little more with the colonial knot first. These knots are stitched with perle 5 on my doodle cloth. Take a closer look at these knots here.

2 comments:

  1. such a knotty collection! I use the colonial knot usually, find it is the easiest to get a uniform shape from, have the same problem you had with the turks head but with the french knot as you, thread that I have to secure at the back because the knot does not lie on the fabric

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  2. What a knotty problem!
    I love the Colonial knots and often use them when I make the irises of the eyes on my stumpwork portraits. The little groove in the middle is perfect to place another smaller Colonial knot in for the black pupil.
    I will try the Turk's Head Knot but think it will be a challenge!
    Your collection is looking great.

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