I thought I'd publish this quick basic tutorial for french knots. I use them a lot for tiny eyes, noses and details, so they appear regularly in my patterns. This is how Larissa Holland does it. You may have a different method. But this works well for me! I recently updated the Wee Mouse Tin House pattern by adding this knot tutorial on the Resources page. It is also included in the new TravelWees pattern. Keep in mind I was photographing this myself, so I couldn't have my hand on the needle and the camera button at the same time. I drew in a quick stand-in for my fingers up there.
- You can make your knot look bigger or smaller depending on how many strands of floss you use.
- You can also make the knot look long instead of round by wrapping the floss around the needle more than two times.
- Use lots and lots of knots to completely fill an area with nobbly texture.
And in a completely unrelated note, we just came back from a lovely week of VBS in Huntsvegas this last week. Jordan Park church always does an outstanding job! It is not a week of fluffety fluff, nosiree, there is always lots of great Bible teaching, but done in a way that is engaging and fun for kids. My girls LOVED every minute and were sad when it was over. Thanks to all the talented and creative teachers/helpers who made it happen, including my mom and my sister Leigh. I'm still singing the VBS Bible songs in my head. They are so catchy!