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How to Make a Colonial Knot

If you have trouble with a French Knot, know that you are not alone.  Lot’s of people find Colonial Knots easier, so I decided to make a quick video that will show exactly how to make a Colonial Knot. 

 

How to Make a Colonial Knot

The mechanics of the Colonial Knot are a little more difficult, but once you get the hang of it, the Colonial Knot can give more consistent results.  It’s very similar to a French Knot, but instead of just wrapping the thread around twice, you make a figure 8 around the needle.  Of course, watching a video is always going to be easier, so I made one.  You can click the video below or check it out on my YouTube channel.

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Make sure to check out all of the embroidery stitch tutorials on my site, and take a look at my how to embroider for beginners page for more great embroidery tips.

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Spinnin Jenny

Thursday 17th of September 2020

I’ve never heard of a colonial knot before! I’ll have to try this knot. I don’t have any trouble with French knots but believe that one can’t have too much knowledge.

I’m a first time visitor to your site but love what I’ve seen! I’ll be back often!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Yes, I always love trying new things. I tried a Chinese knot the other day. Those were harder for me to grasp, but still fun to learn. Thanks for stopping by!

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