We are still focusing on China, and will work the Chinese Knot Stitch. Its other names are Blind Knot and Forbidden Stitch.
It is basically a French Knot with one wrap round the needle - a 1/2 French Knot? The name Blind Knot is said to come from the fact that the stitch is small and difficult to see. The Forbidden Stitch because the tiny stitch is forbiddingly small.
This is a free school and you can skip this lesson and this stitch!
Anyway, this is an easy way to work it:
Use both hands.
Place the needle underneath the thread,
wrap the thread over the needle away from you.
Insert the needle near where you came out.
Pull the thread tight.
You have your first knot.
Make another knot nearby.
Not so neat on the Aida sampler.
Use this silk thread and this this kimono silk to make a nice pattern.
Take plenty of rests to rest your eyes!