French Knots are a fun way to add character to any canvas! Many people find them tricky to master because the multiple steps are difficult to learn from a 2-D stitch diagram. Today we’re sharing a video on how to make the perfect French Knot.\n\nFrench Knots work perfectly for hair, beards, greenery and fur. Their bumpy, knotted texture gives a very lifelike effect. They typically shouldn’t be used as a background stitch because they can easily overpower the rest of the piece.\n\nIf you’re trying French Knots out for the first time, we recommend practicing with a single strand thread. Our favorite threads for French Knots are Pepper Pot Silk, Vineyard Merino Wool, and Silk Lamé Braid. For an extra fun, fluffy effect, try using Fuzzy Stuff!Below is a stitched image for your reference.\n\nAs an extra tip, before jumping right into a canvas, consider practicing your technique in the selvage around the design. Once you’ve done a few knots, you’ll be ready to jump right into a new project!To try your hand at French Knots on a painted canvas, consider trying the following kits, online classes and canvases:\nChristmas in London- Double Decker Bus\nCandy Tree Kit\nBirds with Christmas Gifts\nBurnett and Bradley Farm Friends Sheep with Stitch Guide \nTo learn more tips and tricks about French Knots, Colonial Knots, Bullion Knots and more, consider taking our Lots of Knots Online Technique Class!