Making a new beginning with TAST Week 16 French Knot The French Knot is beautiful stitch that can make almost any work look beautiful and elegant. So this was just what I needed to make a good start - the French knot. Here is a video by the famous Mary Corbet who makes embroidery look so simple and easy.
In her post Sharon mentions the common mistake that is often made of inserting the needle back into the same hole. Also another thing one needs to keep in mind is that while twisting the thread onto the needle make sure that the needle faces the opposite direction. A simple stitch that needs a little practice and attention to detail and you can be sure of amazing results.
I have worked a small sample here with the centre done in French Knot and the outer circle in Buttonhole stitch. I have used a regular sewing needle (not an embroidery needle with a big eye) and three strands of embroidery floss(twisted twice on the needle)for the pattern.
Here are a few links on how to make french knots. I am sure these resources would be helpful to beginners looking to learn the stitch
Sarah's Tutorial on the french knot
Sharon's stitch dictionary