Introduction: How to Do the Ghiordes Knot [Turkey Work] in Hand Embroidery
As you will see from my finished Santa, I used the Ghiordes Knot [Turkey Work] do make his beard and his Santa Hat Pom Pom really fully and wonderful.
In this Instructable I will show you how you can also do this.
It seems like a lot of steps but honestly, once you get the hang of it, it really is simple. [Perhaps I was a bit detailed, this is my first instructable but I hope it helps.]
This stitch will surly add a bit of dimensional flair to your hand Embroidery projects, so enjoy!!
I have put the instructions on each photo. Hope you'll all be able to see them.
Thread your needle. Remember you do not want to put a knot on the end.
The two photos here show you how to bring the needle down from the top of your hoop and keep you tail.
In this example I made my tail and loops larger then usual but I think, it is better to be bigger and have more to work with then fall short. *smiles*
***sorry for the typo in photo on the right - it should read: You will NOW begin to make loops
You will now learn how to hold your tail in place and NOW start creating your loops.
And here is my most recent finished project where I used this technique. Santa's beard & his Pom Pom on his hat. This is on a tea towel that I plan to give as a gift.
Hope you will use this and make something special. <3
~ Jennifer Rene