What is a colonial knot in cross stitch?

How many strands of floss do I need for a French knot?

THREAD – The most commonly used thread for embroidery is embroidery floss. For French knot stitch, it is best to use all 6 strands as it will result in a chunkier knot. You can vary this of course if you have the patience to do really fine work. NEEDLES – The needle should match the fabric and thread thickness.

What is a bullion knot?

Bullion stitch is a decorative technique that is worked by twisting a thread around a sewing needle several times before inserting the needle into the cloth. Short bullion stitches are sometimes called bullion knots. Also known as bullion knot, coil stitch, grub knot, Porto Rico rose, post stitch or worm stitch.

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