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To start a French Knot, bring your thread to the front at point 1. Hold the thread firmly between your left index finger and thumb and away from the fabric. With the tip of the needle facing you, wrap the thread over and around the needle with your left hand. You can decide to wrap 1, 2 or 3 times the thread (point 2), depending the size of the knot you wish to obtain. Holding the thread taut with your left hand, turn the needle downward and take it to the back a few threads away at point 3. (If you try to use the same hole, the knot is very likely to pull back through and disappear). With the tip of the needle inside the hole, slide the knot down the needle onto the fabric. Slowly push the needle to the back of the fabric while holding the knot in place under your thumb.