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This was part of a recent discussion on the SRESafeHaven mailing list at Yahoo Groups.  It has been reprinted her with Marie's explicit consent.   Click on the photo to see a larger version.

Step 1 - Begin approximately 1.5" up the ribbon and make one wrap for the French Knot.

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Step 2 - Weave the needle in and out of the ribbon, down toward the fabric, starting with short gaps and progressing to larger gaps farther down.

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Step 3 - Insert needle into fabric a few threads away from your ribbon's "up" point, set the knot on the needle, then pull the needle through until the knot is anchored.

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You can vary the size of these knots by increasing the length of ribbon you leave between the fabric and the French Knot. The last pic shows 1.5", 2" & 2.5". Samples were done using Vikki Clayton's Pansy ribbon! 

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Try em....you'll LOVE them!

Hugs...

Marie
Web Site: http://sredeluxe.tripod.com

(Edited for style only.)

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Last edited: 12/28/2003