Tuesday, 8 July 2008

My Knots Are French

One of my very 1st embroidery projects was whilst at school, the remit was to design and embroider a fabric frame for a mirror. I'm pleased to say the mirror - and the embroidery - remain intact, despite many years having passed. It also delights me that the mirror is still used daily by my mother.

Each corner of the mirror frame hosts a little collection of pink French knots and this must have been in my mind when I started to think about embroidering a brooch.
I choose a pale cream linen (linen is wonderful to embroider on) and a lilac thread to create the French knots, and this is the finished result:

It now joins the collection of brooches in my Etsy shop, and is the 1st hand embroidered one there. It won't be the last though, embroidery is just ever so slightly addictive.


Moxie said...

Lovely! I could never master the french knot.

Hippie Dippy Designs said...

What beautiful work you do!