- - hoop;
- - tissue;
- - needles;
- - thread floss.
French embroiderers not only mastered the ancient Chinese art, but also contributed.They were able to add another round of thread around the needle.It would seem a trifle, but it significantly changes the appearance of the embroidery.Slightly convex, Chinese neat stitches do not look so vividly as French knots.However, both of these species are a powerful tool in the hands of the embroiderers, as they allow to perfect the work conceived, worked some details.
The most common embroidery, French knots are used to impart color volume.Depending on the size of the nodule they receive different size.Large nodules can become the core of chamomile or large rosebuds.A small French stitches are perfect for the image of small inflorescences (for example, lilac) or the same colors that are in the background.
This technique when embroidery paintings are rarely used alone.However, to perform curls portrait stamen of a flower or a small mole needlewoman can just using French knots.After that acquire very beautiful embroidery and a finished appearance.And only with great artistic skill of these stitches can be used as an independent technique, using which it is possible to create panels, paintings, miniatures on rings and bracelets, accessories and clothing items, many charming trinkets for home (lampshades, needle bed, barrettes, pillows).
So, how to learn to carry out stitch technique "French knots?"First of all, it is necessary to start after washing and ironing the fabric.The latter must be secured in the hoop, freeing both hands.It is important that the fabric should be sufficiently taut.Fasten the thread to the wrong side of the fabric and pull the front of the work.The thread is wound around two pins away from you, as close to the tissue.Always make sure that the string was stretched as much as possible.
Then pierce the fabric and pull the needle on the wrong side.Pierce should be as close as possible to the spot from which the string, but not exactly there, otherwise the French knot with time disintegrate.Stretching inside the thread, gently hold and straightens the knot so that it could crumble and beautiful, gently lay down on the cloth.
for larger French nodule choose a thicker thread and do not increase the number of turns around the needle.By following these simple rules, and honing a skill over time, you can become an experienced embroiderer in this technique.