What the devil is up with the French knot? Sometimes I do it just fine. But a majority of the time, despite doing everything seemingly right, my thread just slips right through the fabric. Knot my ass.
I think one of the problems is that I cut out some felt stars to embroider and since they're small, I just hold them. No hoop. And so when it comes time to keep the tension on the thread, I am one hand short. It's impossible to hold the star, pull the needle and keep the tension by pulling the thread. Maybe not impossible, but damn hard!
Or maybe it's the way or direction I'm wrapping the thread? Or something else entirely?
And so I don't have a finished embroidery project to show you. Not one from my class anyway.
I did whip up this shirt for Luke for Fourth of July. I'm not the most patriotic person in the world, but I had a red shirt, and blogland is brimming with U-S-A fever right now, and so I guess it rubbed off on me!
Hopefully I'll finish my other embroidery projects today, because they keep on coming! A new project every day! It's intense. I know I don't have to keep up, but I am also going on vacation soon and don't want to fall way, way behind. So if you have a French knot trick, please, do share!
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