Turkish Rug Knot is a simple and pretty stitch that can be used in a lot of different patterns. This follows the back stitch pattern.
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 Turkish Rug 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 for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Turkey Rug Knot
1. We will work this on a straight line. Do not secure the end of the thread with a knot. We will work this from the surface of the fabric. Take the needle from point A to Point B. Note that point B is the beginning of the line.
2. Pull the thread and leave some length of the thread as shown on the image above.
3. Take the needle from point C to point A. Pull the thread fully to secure it.
4. Again, make a back stitch from point D to Point C. You will notice that a loop will form.
5. Keep working in a similar fashion to form as many loops as you like.
6. Finally, cut the middle of the loops to form the turkish rug knot.
Tips for working the Turkish Rug Knot
- We do not put secure with a knot in this stitch
- This stitch can be made on a straight line or in a curve.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border.
- It looks great on a motif.
- It could be made filling where there is a touch of hair is needed.
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- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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