Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Return of the French Knot

Man, I used to love the french knot.  But then we went through a period of time where I just wasn't feeling it, with its tendency to sometimes suck and pull through the work or to be hard on my fingers.  French knots can also loosen and sag over time if you're not careful.  I am not always careful.

But the french knot beckoned.

I think we're back in love.

It's a brilliant stitch.  (Is it a stitch?  Embellishment?)  The sculptural qualities add depth.  The effects can be dramatic or adorable, depending on their context. And really, who doesn't love dots?

They give the work that certain Je ne sais quois, non?

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