DIY: Wood Grain Filing Cabinet

It’s the age old story… I needed something to store my files and I didn’t want to spend any money. SUPPLIES: 1 metal filing cabinet Sand paper (big enough grit to scratch the paint, but not so big it causes grooves) Painters’ or masking tape Paint (I’m sure spray paint enamel is the best, but […]

Summer Drink Coasters

Just in time for summer cook-outs and picnics.  Raymond Crawford’s adorable drink coasters. As a special offer, get all four canvases, threads, beads, sequins, and stitch guides in a kit for only $150.  Canvases retail for $140 without the threads and other necessities to stitch them.  As an added bonus, pre-order yours by April 9 […]

Needlepoint Baby Mobile

Some of the best needlepoint canvases are the small ones.  They work up quickly, aren’t too expensive and have a wonderful sense of accomplishment.  But how many coaster sets do we need?  Here’s another idea to use small adorable canvases… a baby mobile. For this project, you’ll need 5-7 small needlepoint canvases (3-4″ wide is […]

Wacky Marmalade

Once upon a time, there were four friends.  One of the friends married her prince and will soon be visited by the stork with a baby girl.  The other three sprang into action to make this happy citrus quilt. We each embroidered a square inspired by the bird in this piece of fabric. Lyra’s Square […]

5 days until Christmas

Do you have all your presents?  These adorable tea towels are flying out of the store, and quantities are limited, so hurry in.  They are too cute to pass up, especially the one that reads, “Merry Christmas Y’all”. Reminder:  French Knot will be closed December 24 and 25.  Merry Christmas! Photo by Jade McCully.

Chica Accessories

Chica is a fantastic new company I found at market this summer.  They specialize in totes and accessories to keep your projects and you organized.  All the designs are made with colorful oil cloth prints and cotton. This Image shows the Chica Blossom Bag and Zippered Portfolio and Pouchette.  All are great gifts for your stitchers […]

Personalized Books

Handmade jounals, sketchbooks and day planners are available to personalize.  These books are created with a piece of 18 count needlepoint canvas embedded in the cover.  These books are also self finishing, so after they are stitched, you can cover the back of the canvas in less than a minute, and have it ready to […]

Andrea’s Stitching Luncheon

French Knot offers a unique experience for brides to celebrate their special day with their close friends and family.  Local bride and artist, Andrea, took the opportunity to have her friends and bridesmaids make some adorable head pieces and embroider the table numbers for the reception while eating, drinking and being merry.  Jade McCully took these beautiful […] is the best place for your personal blog or business site.