Paragraph 130. The French knots consist of artistic knots or bunches of thread arranged on the surface of material for decorative purposes.

To make the French knot, tie a knot in the thread and bring the needle through from the under side of the cloth, hold the needle horizontally with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand and with the left hand wrap the thread nearest the cloth around the needle two or three times according to the fineness of the thread and the size of the knot desired. See Figure 31. Hold the thread in place on the needle while you insert the point of the needle in the cloth again, very close to the place where it came through, still holding the thread tight, see Figure 32. Push the needle through the cloth to the wrong side and draw the thread through until it fastens the bundle of loops onto the cloth in a knot form. Set the needle forward under the cloth to the place desired for the next knot and repeat. When all the stitches are fin-ished bring the needle to the under side of the cloth and sew over the last stitch three or four times to fasten the thread.

Figure 31.

Figure 31.

Figure 32.

Figure 32.