- Knotted clusters
This is a drawn thread stitch which is worked centrally to draw bunches of threads into a pattern.
Prepare for knotted border stitch by following one of the drawn thread removal techniques (Drawn thread removal and overweaving will be added later):
For this sample, eight threads were removed, and then hem stitch was worked to gather the threads in bunches of two. More threads can be gathered, or each knot can be stitched over more bunches for different effects.
Bring the needle out in the first gap, loop the thread clockwise and take the needle back into the first gap.
Count under two bunches and bring the needle up inside the loop.
Pull tight to close the loop. Continue in the same way.
The finished sample of knotted border.
Knotted border is a good stitch for almost any size of border.
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.340
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004) , p.147
Kate Haxell, The Stitch Bible (2012) , p.162