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« on: April 29, 2013 05:23:34 PM »


The mug rug I made my partner for the recent swap is a negative space butterfly made of many many many many many frenchknots.
I used 9 shades of pastel purple, with the colours getting stronger towards the outer edge.


I backed it onto some paisley fabric and trimmed with lace.

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, though I wish I'd given more thought to the composition of where the butterfly sat on the fabric before I started - becasue I only used a small piece of fabric I didn't have the flexibility I would have liked to play with where the shape would sit within the piece as a whole
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013 07:08:50 PM »

So pretty! love the negative space thing. I'm not sure I could put a mug on that!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 10:40:58 PM »

Cute mug rug.
So many French knots, I would like to touch it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013 06:47:54 AM »

I bet you're an expert at french knots now! I still get the odd dodgy one with a giant loop sticking out the top Sad Your butterfly is gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013 09:21:08 AM »

I don't think there is anything wrong with the butterfly placement, it looks perfect to me?  Anyway, I think the whole thing is very pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013 02:45:53 PM »

The "F" in FUN stands for French knots!

I love this whole mug rug, the lace the back fabric...

But the butterfly of French Knots blows me away.

Beautiful work!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013 03:40:41 PM »

I don't think there is anything wrong with the butterfly placement, it looks perfect to me? 

It's not 'wrong' as such, but I wish I'd used a bigger bit of fabric, then I could have played with having it on an angle, or offset from centre, or something Smiley

Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013 06:03:41 AM »

That is so gorgeous. I love the effect of all those french knots. Never would have thought of doing that - great job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013 09:31:13 AM »

that's beautiful and a very creative way to embroider. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013 07:57:01 PM »

noodle-bug, you always blow me away with your embroidery, and this takes the cake.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013 06:17:36 AM »

So many french knots! Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013 09:02:09 AM »

Lovely piece! Clusters of french knots have such a striking effect. Out of curiosity, how was it working on a piece with only one stitch? Does it get boring to do french knots over and over again?
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2013 10:04:50 AM »

Well... Because i haven't done that many French knots before they are still enough of a challenge to keep me thinking. Combined with trying to get even colour placement between so many shades, and because the piece wasn't too big, it was ok - actually watching the texture build was fun  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013 07:02:10 AM »

Bless your patience! Good job!
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013 05:44:53 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!  I'm new to embroidery and after I get a hang of the basic stitches you have inspired me to learn this one next!
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013 09:55:52 AM »

I think your piece turned out very nicely. The colors were gorgeous!
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2013 06:59:24 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!  I'm new to embroidery and after I get a hang of the basic stitches you have inspired me to learn this one next!

French knots are pretty easy - though I have to say I didn't find any of the written tutorials I've seen very useful (even one's with pictures) - but I did a youtube search and found a video - I think just seeing the whole action was what I needed. So if you get a bot bamboozled try that!
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2013 01:00:42 PM »

Wow! That turned out awesome! My French knots never look that good
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