What is a French knot?
: a decorative stitch made by winding the thread one or more times around the needle and drawing the needle back through the material at the point where it came out.
What are French knot used for in embroidery?
The French knot. Drawing by Martin Hense. The French knot is a decorative stitch used to create one or more small knots or dots on a ground material. The stitch is made by bringing the thread through the ground material at the spot where the knot is required.
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 stitch?
: a decorative stitch similar to the French knot forming very short bars.
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.