Colonial Knot is also known as the Figure of 8 knot. Though this knot looks strikingly similar to the french knot, this is different in its working. The way the thread is looped around the needle is different like an 8.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Colonial Knot?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used 2 strands of floss for this design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Colonial Knot
1. Start by bringing the thread from beneath the fabric. Take the thread over and then behind the needle.
2. Bring it over the needle and then again under like an 8 as shown in the above picture. You can also check out the video below for better understanding.
3. Insert the needle just beside knot and take it down.
Tips for working the Colonial Knot
- Knowing how to work a french knot will help in making this knot easily.
- This will also help you to understand the difference between the two.
What is this stitch used for?
- You can replace this knot with the french knot.
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Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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