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The chinese knot is flatter than the French knot, more shapely, not so twisted. In Chinese embroideries it's seldom used as isolated stitch but generally massed together, often covering large areas.

The Forbidden Stitch in Chinese Embroideries

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Marabout_Noir_p46 (512x700, 287Kb)

French transfer - birds on wire by Wyld_Hare, via Flickr

39-squares project...inchie-like

sugar easy start for the center of a doodle

Vintage Craft Saturdays – More Free Vintage Spring Embroidery Patterns

Hummingbird downloadable project from DMC. Would make lovely appliqued wall hanging.

How to make beautiful hand bound eyelets - the best tutorial for eyelet making I have ever seen

How to make beautiful hand bound eyelets

curiousfrau.com

Tutorial for stitching cursive

Here’s a little hand embroidery pattern for you – just a doodle of some simple hanging flowers.

Vintage Style Little Nurse and Ginger Kitty Embroidery

Victoria of The Silly Boodilly and Rural Retro Designs. Always a source of tremendous inspiration.