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Friday, April 20, 2012

TAST week 16 ~ french knot

the daffodils are officially announcing our spring by beginning to bud and flower . . .

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 (~!!!~)


  1. I totally covet that little bee!! I love bee's - did you know I have one tatood on my foot?
    It's so charming.
    I love the photo today, daffodils are one of my favorite spring flowers.

  2. Bumblebee as a living! Very nice!
    шмель как живой! Очень красиво!
    Спасибо за внимание к моим узелкам, мне очень приятно :-))

  3. Spring, daffodils in bud and a bumblebee - and that's all it takes. Lovely photo, Libby. Have a restful weekend. Lesley x

  4. "I'm bringing home my baby bumblebee, won't my mommy be so proud of me..." Do you know that song? My son learned it at daycare. Your bumble is perfect!

  5. Beautiful job on the bee! French nots are hard because you have to leaern to keep control of the thread until you can pull it all the way through.

  6. oh, a tiny critter ;-)
    your bumblebee is so cute !

  7. That is so sweet! The added dimension on a card will be lovely!!


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