Colonial knots

One of my favourite stitches.  I must have done hundreds over time.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I create one.

Bring your thread through to the right side, slide your needle halfway under your thread.left-right. It feels a bit cack-handed but it’ll work, honest.

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Next swivel the needle around against the thread, the needle’s now facing in the opposite direction and the thread has wrapped itself around it.

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Wrap the thread around the pointed end of the needle again.

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Pull the thread up to a knot.

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Stitch back through the fabric, close to where you came up.

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Voila! You have a knot.

 

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