The French Knot

(This is a update from My Love Affair with the French Knot in my Jewish Chronicle Blog. It will help to read it first.)

Howie and Weezie

Howie and Weezie

Embroidery always appealed to me and when I wanted to make this memory piece shown above of my Dad and me, I found the French Knot as my vehicle for interesting texture, scale and color variation.

Kids and Me

Kids and Me

The knots are formed with two different colors of regular sewing thread wrapped three times around a #8 embroidery needle. Regular sewing thread is great because it is available in hundreds of hues. I use a hue that has five levels of values and by putting two hues together, get great color depth.

I was so happy with the process of making the knots that I went on to do many portraits of my family and to create others by commission.

You can see a little bit more on the technical aspects of how I prepare a French Knot project by looking at Item No. 1 For My Container in this earlier blog.

Bob and Weezie Embroidery

Bob and Weezie Embroidery



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  1. phyllis says:

    they look wonderful would like to see one personally

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