this week it's the french knot on TAST.
i generally avoid the french knot as in the past i have found it difficult to control. so this practice was really good for me. and thanks to a few tips that i found i actually did relatively okay with it.
what would spring be without a bumblebee~!?
i've changed things up a bit and have used the stitch on a postcard rather than a christmas stocking this time. the card needs to be in the mail asap and i liked the idea of dimensionalizing (is that a word?) the bumble bee that was printed on the fabric with some of those french knots. in fact, i wonder if this counts as stump work . . . will have to look into that.
i'll get back to the stockings next week.
within the comments section of the week 16 post on Pin Tangle there are some delightful samples of this stitch in use.
there are some lovely flowers using the french knot: grape hyacinths and these look like hollyhocks, or foxgloves or maybe even gladiolas . . .
tiny spring peeps are adorable using this stitch.
and there's even a clever stitcher who created some oxygen with this one~!
and last but not least, its all about beautiful textures on this blog~WOW~!!~
please take a second and check these sites out. you'll be delighted by what you see.
recent gifts include:
- rain coaxing the grass into green
- wind keeping things minimally muddy
- snow keeping away (~!!!~)