Mr X Stitch presents Beefranck’s Emporium: Knotty People – November 11th, 2009

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Over at Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with the services of Beefranck, the Queen of Ironic Stitching, who curates the terrific “Emporium of Embroidered Excellence and Splendiferous Stitchery”. Each week, these posts explore themes expressed through embroidery, and they’re ace.

So without further ado, I welcome you to…

I don’t know what it is – maybe there is something is in the water or the air, but it seems like everybody is feeling knotty lately on flickr. That’s alright, I like it. 🙂

These gorgeous green french knots were made by Penny Nickels.

The close-up shot makes me want to reach in and touch them.

MoeSewCo got in on the action with this study in blues and grays.

Here’s a close-up of MoeSewCo’s knottiness. Mindblowing!

This amazing embroidery of a cold virus stitched entirely of french knots was posted by distracted muse. This is a virus I would welcome into my home!

Moster8me stitched her initials entirely out of french knots.

The colors are lovely together, and the knots really pop!

Last but not least is the most adorable application of the french knot I have ever seen. Kitschy Galore made this wonderful likeness of Domo out of a ridiculous number of knots. I love this little guy so much I want to take him home with me! See more great stuff in Kitschy’s flickr photostream.

Make sure to show these knotty people some love. You know you want to!


Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on,
the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet.
She can often be found hanging out on the Phat Quarter on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!

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  1. seamlessgem says:

    The top two are like satellite images, but soft and inviting.
    Also, I’ve never wanted to stroke a cold virus before but I do now!

  2. i love the moss looking one!