Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tutorial. Encrusting with French Knots

As I mentioned in my last post, quite a few stitchers out there are creating Encrusted Rocks. It all stems from this article here in
Stitch Magazine. Wonderful stitching done by
This is My how-to as I did it :)

A selection of buttons and small curtain rings that i found at a charity shop. I didnt use the tube bead after all.

2 Layers of fabric. The bottom one in the hoop.

Randomly stitched the objects between the layers.
I didnt worry about the lumps n bumps
as they add texture as I added the stitching. :)

Some of the French knots are tight and some loose to add more texture.Woven bars and woven spider web over the lumps.
a dash of lichen shaded threads to add colour here n there and
a yummy, very textured piece is created.
Now for another trip to the seaside. :)
The coast at Birdlings Flat is all stones.
 All sizes and all washed smooth. Just perfect for this project.
Happy Knotting


Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Great tutorial, thanks for posting, I hope to do one of these someday!

Mamabill said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I want to try this.