How to Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow
Wake up a plain white pillow by stitching on French knots. The editors at HGTV Magazine make it easy with this step-by-step DIY.
- disappearing-ink pen
- drinking glass
- embroidery needle
- embroidery thread
Use the pen to trace around the mouth of a drinking glass in the center of the pillowcase. Then use the pen to freehand concentric circles around it.
Thread an embroidery needle with embroidery yarn, and knot the end. Stick the needle and yarn inside the case. Starting with the smallest circle, pierce the fabric from underneath and pull the thread through.
Holding the needle, pinch the yarn a few inches above the fabric with your free hand.
Tightly wind the yarn below your fingers around the needle three times.
Insert half of the needle through the fabric, next to the original hole. Pull the remaining loop of yarn (the part you didn’t wrap around the needle) taut.
Pull the needle through to create a knot.