Tuesday, August 7, 2007

French Knots - Friend or Foe?

I did more French Knots this weekend. I was experimenting with the color brown. I did three variations.

Brown with blue and orange:

Brown with red and cream:

Brown with tan and blue:

Why are French Knots my friend? Because they enable me to relax and have fun with color. Because I can do them on the subway and people are curious and friendly about them. Because they are quick and satisfyingly obsessive.

Why are French Knots my foe? I feel I should be spending my time developing my more original embroidery designs/portraits. But they are some flipping fun!

The flowered fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope Series, and the gridded fabric is my favorite Japanese fabric - I have it in four different shades now.


Anonymous said...

I like these friendly french knots and the way you pair them with interesting fabrics.

Badecca said...

Thank you! I'm just starting to experiment with dark blues. I know these hues might not seem groundbreaking, but I'm just starting to appreciate them. The flowered fabrics featured are from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope series.

Anna Betts said...

Ooooh! What lovely french knots you have! I can't put my finger on what it is I love about frnech knots but they are sooo theraputic aren't they? Lovely choice of colours too :)