Peking Knot is also known as the Chinese Knot or the Blind Knot. It is very famously used in the Chinese Embroidery patterns.
As in general, embroidery causes strain on the eyes and affects the eyesight, it is also known as the blind stitch. This stitch functions like French knot but yet is pretty different from it.
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 Peking 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 all 6 strands of floss for this design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Peking Knot
1. Bring the thread up from beneath the fabric.
2. Make a circle with the thread by taking the needle beneath the thread as shown above.
- 3. Take the needle from under the thread to form a circle. Pull gently to make a small circle. Take the needle over circle and insert it down. Do not tighten the thread. It will end up in a tight knot.
Tips for working the Chinese Knot
- Instead of tightening the knot just let it loose.
- Take the needle and work from under the thread.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch is pretty popular in Chinese embroidery.
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- Chain Stitch
- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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