How to Make the French Knot

Written by Katrina Renouf

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Insert needle tip going over one thread torepparttar upper right (to NE). Pullrepparttar 145340 working thread very firmly sorepparttar 145341 knot slides downrepparttar 145342 needle shaft and rests onrepparttar 145343 fabric. The coils must be tight. Pullrepparttar 145344 working thread torepparttar 145345 left ofrepparttar 145346 knot. This is critical to success. Put your non-needle thumbnail smack onrepparttar 145347 knot, thus holdingrepparttar 145348 knot andrepparttar 145349 working thread againstrepparttar 145350 fabric. Keeping tension onrepparttar 145351 working thread and your thumb onrepparttar 145352 knot/fabric, sendrepparttar 145353 needle torepparttar 145354 back, letting off tension just asrepparttar 145355 eye ofrepparttar 145356 needle passes throughrepparttar 145357 knot. Make surerepparttar 145358 left thread is still lying torepparttar 145359 left so it will come to rest properly. Tighten. Keep thread tension to next stitch firm sorepparttar 145360 knot stands up.

A great diagram ofrepparttar 145361 stitch can be found at

I would also recommend using a needle with a smaller eye since a larger eye can disruptrepparttar 145362 coils as it goes through.

Katrina Renouf is the founder and owner of the cross stitch website

Tips For Completing A Comic Book Collection

Written by AAA-Collectables

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A catalog or online buy will probably cost less, but you'll also incur shipping and insurance charges, and it will take longer to return goods if you're unsatisfied.

Comic book conventions are great for price deals, but there are two caveats: sales are final forrepparttar day, so be sure you get what you want; and not every city will have a regular convention. Check around and look inrepparttar 145339 back section of "Wizard," or see if your local shops are advertising any upcoming conventions.

Warnings: If you're buying at a store or convention, takerepparttar 145340 time to examinerepparttar 145341 book and make sure it's inrepparttar 145342 condition it's being advertised as. Withrepparttar 145343 volume of books that are priced and cataloged byrepparttar 145344 retailer, mistakes are inevitable, so protect yourself by double-checking.


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