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French Knot Clusters

I'm often asked about my embroidered French Knot stitched clusters. Sometimes it's difficult to recognize the stitch due to the fact that I make my stitches using only one thread, usually Floche (a luxury embroidery cotton), and with only one wrap over the needle. I always outline the area to be stitched with short stem stitches in the same color as the knots inside the area. The knots are purposely crammed together with only enough space to allow for the size of the knot. If possible, I avoid placing the knots in an aligned pattern, but instead choosing to place them randomly. The result is almost sculptural and quite interesting. [caption id="attachment_1816" align="aligncenter" width="1313"]A very tight closeup of the stitched berry. A very tight closeup of the stitched berry.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1815" align="aligncenter" width="594"]The cute baby romper project was featured in Wendy's Embroidery Club. The pattern is only available in Size 2. The cute baby romper project was featured in Wendy's Embroidery Club. The pattern is only available in Size 2.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1814" align="aligncenter" width="1655"]Shoulder detail showing actual size ratio of embroidery to garment. Shoulder detail showing actual size ratio of embroidery to garment.[/caption] French Knot Clusters 1 French Knot Clusters 2step 3 [caption id="attachment_1820" align="aligncenter" width="2139"]French Knot Clusters4 If you are interested in obtaining a pattern for this project, please contact me at wendschoen@aol.com. The complete pattern and detailed handout costs $20 including shipping. Please reference Embroidery Club, Volume 7, Number 1, Passion Posies.[/caption]