French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery
White embroidery is a lovely way to look elegant, cool, and fresh for summer. Recently, I came across an exceptional example of this type of embroidery—a sheer linen hankie that has some extraordinary work. My favorite part of this design is the texture that was achieved with French knots and colonial knots. That’s what we’ll cover in this post.
To give a sense of the fine handwork on this piece, I added a penny, so you can see the scale. I’ve also called out the French knots, and colonial knots. The French knots are finer than the colonial knots, and combining the two creates an interesting texture.
For this example, I’m using cordonnet thread on muslin,…
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