Miniature knotwork is a beautiful art form that also happens to be simple to do. Once you learn how to form the two knots that fill in the design, it is as simple as coloring in a coloring book. For people who like counted cross-stitch and other types of embroidery, these projects are a natural progression. They are also a good introduction to embroidery for the beginner.
Each pattern includes a knotwork fabric with the design printed on it, 2 fine English embroidery needles, a color key, instructions, and stitch diagrams for French and Colonial knots.
These projects are simple to stitch, but do require patience as the knots you are making are tiny... that's what makes that gorgeous texture.
The Absurd Bird design finishes to about 3.625 inches by 2.5 inches. You will need to supply a 5 or 6 inch embroidery hoop, floss, and some embroidery scissors. You can use these little treasures as rugs for 1 inch scale doll houses, frame them or finish them into beautiful little cases to hold all kinds of neat stuff.