Namesake Hooplas - French Knot Mania!

Happy New Year everybody! For two boys that I love very much, I made these two 10" namesake Hoops for Christmas. I was really happy with the way they turned out. I don't really think they are old enough to really appreciate them, but hopefully this will help them learn the letters in their names!  

It took me a long time to figure out the best font to use and I ended up with something called "rabbit on the moon". It had a fun kid like feeling to it.

Basically I traced out the letters on to the fabric, put it in the hoop and started making french knots. And then some more french knots and  then A LOT more french knots. I listened to two audio books, watched 4 movies and these got done while doing that.

 The red one had a blue backing like Spiderman, and the green one has a lighter tone backing on it. The green one I did in various floss colours of green. ( This was due to the fact that I thought I had a lot of green thread, now, I have none, as this project absorbed about 8 skeins of different colours of thread!)

Hope you like these - They were a lot of fun to do and fairly simple.The Bonus is that I am now a super whiz with french knots.


  1. So many french knots! I am terrible at them. This would definitely make me better at them. And everyone says they are so easy. Huh.
    These are really gorgeous. Especially love the green one - of course, that is my fave color.

  2. These are so cool! I love the font and your negative space use.

  3. I love french knots and never thought of doing something like this with them. Gorgeous!!

  4. Wow, so much fun things to see in your blog:)

  5. Great idea!! Looks fantastic... must have taken a long time but so worth it!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!


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