Embroidery knots are used for ornamentation.

Materials

An embroidery needle, embroidery silk, and a piece of flannel.

Embroidery Knot No. 1

1. Holding the flannel over the left forefinger, draw the needle through from underneath, at the place desired for the knot.

2. Take a small backstitch leaving the needle half-way through the flannel.

3. Take the silk, where it comes through the flannel, and wind it twice around the needle (Fig. 97).

4. Holding the coil under the left thumb, draw the needle through and insert it where it came through the flannel, bringing it out where the next knot is to be made.

Embroidery Knot No. 2

1. Holding the flannel over the left forefinger, draw the needle through from underneath, at the place desired for the knot.

2. Draw the silk towards you to the left; holding it under the thumb, bring the silk to the right, and cross below where the silk came out of the flannel (Fig. 98, a). Hold the loop thus formed under the thumb.

Fig. 97.

Fig. 97. - Showing embroidery knot No. 1, and the needle in position.

Fig. 98.

Fig. 98. - Showing embroidery knot No. 2, and the needle in position.

3. Insert the needle one or two threads back of a, bring it out at a, and pass it through the loop (Fig. 98).

4. Draw the needle and silk out straight upwards.

5. Insert the needle again at a, and bring it out where the next knot is to be made.