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« on: May 09, 2012 06:35:06 PM »

In the last Ongoing Hoopla Swap round my partner listed the theme "trees". I looked around at so many diffrent options but I finally decided that I really wanted to try a whole tree of french knots.  I just did plain back stitches in a few different colors for the trunks and branches.  This was the restult!





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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012 08:40:56 PM »

Great job! Love them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012 02:21:13 AM »

I love trees and yours are adorable!
Beautiful!

And all French knots, yikes I never get them right! So I admire yours!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012 05:25:18 AM »

Amazing job.  I love the idea!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012 06:23:33 AM »

Beautiful!

Simple design and lovely stitching...this is one of my favorite tree designs that I have seen in this section!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012 07:30:50 AM »

wow, I need to learn french knots. So great!
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012 08:29:16 AM »

pinning!  Smiley
i love trees AND french knots!  gorgeous work!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012 02:46:46 PM »

Gorgeous!
And so well made!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012 03:22:57 PM »

I love your trees!!  Great use of French knots. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012 06:23:46 PM »

Oh my gosh, thank you all so much!!  I really loved how this turned out and it was so hard to part with.  I definitely got a lot better at making the knots as this worked up.  After a while they were so easy to make.  Again thank you all for the kind words, it means a lot!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012 12:23:24 AM »

This looks great! I do a ton of needlework, but I've always found french knots to be very challenging too (glad to know I'm not the only one Smiley ). Awesome job!
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012 08:54:03 AM »

This is so pretty! Great job.
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012 07:55:11 PM »

Very pretty!  I can't make a french knot to save my life!  It just gets pulled to the back!
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013 07:59:07 AM »

As someone who can't get a french knot right to save my life, I bow down to your beautiful knotty trees!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013 07:15:47 AM »

It's beautiful !

Very delicate and stylish.

How simple things can make such an effect ! Well done Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013 10:37:05 AM »

These are fantastic! I would love to be able to do French knots. How long did it take you to do it?
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013 11:26:23 AM »

This looks great! I do a ton of needlework, but I've always found french knots to be very challenging too (glad to know I'm not the only one Smiley ). Awesome job!

It's much easier with a frame. Like that you can use your 2 hands and always keep the tension. If you do that, you always succeed them Smiley
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