Only 9 months to go, people! Just kidding, clearly. I hope! (Okay, seriously, those of you who read the above and got excited need to be ushered into a dark and mouldy room and beaten with a wet fish!) So whilst it is nowhere near Christmas, I thought I should try and finally get around to showing you what became of that french knot wreath I started making way back when.
I love the way it turned out from such a simple idea...I confess I used to find excuses to wander past it a few times a day, and it didn't get taken down until February!
I couldn't hazard a guess at the number of french knots in this sucker, but there are about 500 beads (I think) in various greens and deep reds, and the odd cluster of broken chain stitches around the perimeter to give the wreath a feeling of texture and perspective. And about 12 different shades of green thread, in different weights, thicknesses and composition - a little something I like to call vising my treasure chest of embroidery thread!
A few people who have seen the finished item have asked if I would make one for them, and I was thinking about offering a tutorial-ish guide here so you could make your own if you were so inclined - anyone interested?