Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot


This is the Chinese Knot used in hand embroidery.
It creates a textured line of knots or it can be worked individually. so we’re going to start by working the
line actually. At the last stitch I’ll show you how to make it individually. You need to start with a loop, so lay your
thread on your finger and roll your finger towards you to create the loop lay that loop on the fabric and then go down inside the loop
with your needle and scoop up a bit of fabric emerge underneath the loop so the thread is
on top pull gently on the working thread to tighten
it up around the needle and then take the stitch through and there’s your first knot So, again, lay the thread on your finger and roll
your finger towards you to make the loop go down inside the loop and scoop up a
tiny bit of the fabric emerge underneath the thread of the loop so that you are not catching it and tighten it around the needle and then pull through. Again, the working thread goes on top of
your finger and roll your finger towards you to make that loop lay it down on the fabric and go down inside the loop scoop up a bit of the fabric and come out below the thread so that the
thread is above the needle tighten it up around the shaft of the needle
by pulling on the working thread and then pull through. Once again, lay the working thread on your finger
and roll your finger towards you to twist the thread then lay the loop on the fabric,
go down inside the loop come up so that you are underneath
the thread tighten the thread around the shaft
of the needle and pull through. Continue down the line this way. You
can actually them closer together to make a solid line or you can work them farther apart or you can work the Chinese knot
individually and i’ll show you that with the last stitch So, here we are – pull through and then with the last stitch you’re going to
make your loop so there’s the loop and then you’ll just take your needle down
into the fabric. You’re not going to scoop up any fabric here – just take it down – tighten up the thread around the needle (you can see it there) and then take the needle to the back and that’s how you make it individually so there is the Chinese knot! For more
tips and techniques on hand embroidery stop by and visit me at Needle ‘n Thread!

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