• i kept the fabric in the hoop for a few days, just loosening the hoop a little when i wasn't stitching.

    the linen is stretched and damaged a bit from this.
  • want to touch - cazcrafts

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Pattern: spontaneous knotting in circles
Materials: washed/shrunk natural linen; DMC cotton embroidery floss
Techniques: 4-ply french knots
Stitchery size: 6" diameter

honestly, i just want to do more french knots now.

i packed the knots in as densely as possible in this one and so now i want to play with spacing and variations in sizes of knots.

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  1. Janick • Nea {Jewelry & Wall Wear } 76 months ago | reply

    Wow!! Cheers to us patient needleworkers! ;)

  2. BauschkeBearCompany 76 months ago | reply

    This is awesome! It looks so much like a hooked rug. Now I want to try that.

  3. Inkandindigo 76 months ago | reply

    Serious skills: it looks so touchable!

  4. looseends 76 months ago | reply

    Making lots of french knots strikes me as very therapeutic.

  5. Madison Avenue 76 months ago | reply

    if you have a steamer you can get that wrinkle right out without harming the fabric. I use a steamer on everything I do when I finish. It gets the wrinkles out, all the loose threads and bits and it also cleans, deodorizes and disinfects. (I also use a steamer to clean everything!)
    Just a suggestion.

  6. cauchy09 76 months ago | reply

    thanks everyone! i am hoping to recapture some of my joy of french knots this weekend with a new design.

    i was transfixed for hours at a time. there was no better way to spend a few afternoons...and late late nights.

    yep, i've already steamed this. unfortunately, i have damaged the flax fibers by stretching. this will need a full immersion bath to relax a bit.

  7. katalineise 76 months ago | reply

    so amazingly beautiful!

  8. Hip To Piece Squares 76 months ago | reply

    Oh wow, I can't believe I missed this! Absolutely unbelievable work!

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  10. - Anne M. 76 months ago | reply

    This turned out amazing. Woaw!

  11. Captain Pickles 75 months ago | reply

    What an amazing effect. I'm going to have to try this.

  12. vaula 74 months ago | reply

    looks like a lot of work...

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  13. pandolet 68 months ago | reply

    oh, that's gorgeous.....*.*

  14. skblanks 64 months ago | reply

    just beautiful!!!!

  15. CutieGoodie 59 months ago | reply

    crazy crazy I say:)) you're so patient!

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