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Poinsettia Flower Sampler – French Knots


Welcome to the Poinsettia Flower Sampler Stitch A Long

This beautiful Poinsettia Sampler can be stitched over 15 days as there are 15 posts detailing different stitches. Alternatively you could wizz through and get it done a lot quicker. The flower is created from 16 different stitches!

Look at all these lovely stitches you can stitch…

Would you like to stitch this sampler?

You can find out how to access the FREE Template as well as the Materials needed to complete the sampler in the first post here… Start the Poinsettia Flower Sampler

Your Poinsettia flower hand embroidery sampler should be starting to take shape now with all these wonderful stitches…

French knot

Today is Day 4 and we are stitching…

French Knots

Refer to the petal diagram available with the template which shows the petals numbered.

You either love them or hate them but once you get the hang of them, French knots make your hand embroidery projects really come to life.

Stitch as follows…

Petal 4 and Petal 13: stitch the outlines of these with French knots close together.

I used a thread similar in thickness to 2 strands of DMC and wrapped my needle twice for each Knot.

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If you want larger knots use a thicker thread or wrap your needle 3 times rather than 2.

Are you a beginner and need some help…

How to do a French Knot…

French Knot step by step

Look how beautiful they look as an outline stitch…


Have fun stitching all those lovely knots and come back for Day 5 when we are stitching Blanket stitch and Pekinese Stitch, you can head to that post here… Day 5 Stitching

You can tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery, post some pics in the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me your photos to nicola@stitchdoodles.com and I will include them here with your permission.

Happy Stitching!

Get the FREE poinsettia Sampler template…

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