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How to Make the French Knot Easier
written by Katrina Renouf French knots are the bane of any stitcher. Many will completely avoid any pattern that calls for them while others will just suffer through them, never being satisfied with the results. There are ways to make the knot easier though. One tip that I've heard is to use a beading needle. Since it is so much smaller, the knot won't be pulled through the fabric. I still recommend using two threads and wrapping it twice around the needle though. Another alternative is to use a colonial knot instead. This knot is easier to do, and creates a similar result. How to make the colonial knot: Pull the thread through to the front of the fabric. Put the thread over the needle, from front to back. Note: Hold the thread in your non-needle hand between thumb and index finger. Push the thread to form the loop. Pull the thread under the needle, then up and over the tip of the needle. This is critical to the colonial knot. Note that this will create a figure 8. From this point,