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Mon, May 7, 2007 9:29 AM
Posted by Melissa Killham
Hello, I need help please? I conquered french knots a year ago and then yesterday tried again for two hours. I am so disgusted. I could use beads (if needs must) but they call for DMC beads and I cannot find a conversion to MHBs. Thanks. Melissa
  • Reply from Sylvia
    Monday, May 7, 2007 1:01 PM
    Hi Melissa,
    Have you tried Colonial knots instead of French knots? They tend to be a little more uniform and sit up on the fabric nicely. There's a good, clear diagram at this site: (scroll down to "isolated and detached...")
    Just pay close attention to the position of the thread in relation to the needle.
    Good luck!
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  • Reply from Sue
    Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:25 AM
    Hello Melissa

    Try this web site with stitch animations: -

    I think the trick is to have the wrapped thread at the needles point before you push the needle back through the fabric. I also use a finger just to keep it in place as I draw the needle through. Give it another try, it really is worth it when you succeed!

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