Colonial knot and how's it different from french knot?
French knot is, undoubtedly, the most popular knot stitch out there. But it has a “twin” - colonial knot. Jump in to explore the similarities and differences between the two! So, how do you stitch colonial knot? Many people fear it because it seems tricky. Me too, for a long time I used french knots exclusively and didn't even want to try the colonial one because it just seems difficult. But I was wrong! Once you “crack” the process, stitching colonial knots will go smoothly and fast. The…
Last summer I began an obsession with embroidery. In particular, embroidery works within jewelry. This trend is rising as I watch Instagram followers rise into the 100,000’s for several of the embroidery artists I’m following. I started doing embroidery with my girls, and it is super fun. It is inexpensive to get started and something [...]
We love a good stitching session, but so many of the samplers out there are incredibly out of date. Luckily, there are plenty of artisans out there designing patterns and kits that provide a fresh take on an old skill. From several new alphabet styles, to creative new takes on the French knot, these 15 patterns will keep you in stitches. Plus, be sure to scroll to the end for our favorite throwback needlepoint pattern. You won’t be disappointed!