It’s Christmas In August!

We decided to be different and celebrate Christmas in August!
All Yarn is 20% off ( certain exclusions apply)
We have some Needlepoint canvases that are on Deep Discount! $5.00, $10.00, $15.00 and $20.00
New Deep discounts on some yarn as well! Pop in to find out what they are!

While all this is making you think of Christmas knitting, needlepointing or crocheting,
We have a Needlepoint Trunk show in the house as well! Little Shoppe has graced her presence with some
great canvases! Cookie Plates, Shelf Sitters, 3D cookies, pastries, Candle Holders and so much more!
You have got to come in and see them, they’re Fabulous!

Speaking of Christmas….. We’re doing some knitting and crocheting for gifts here at the French Knot.
Every Thursday and Friday we’re finding great projects to make with all that yarn that’s on sale. Come in from 10-4p
and get your Christmas projects started! You only have 21 more Fridays until that big Holiday arrives!

Don’t forget Football season is right around the corner. We have a bunch of themed Ornaments for that special sports fan in your life!

Until next time, Happy Stitching whatever that may be!
The French Knot

Lots Going On in February!

Guess what? February is here with lots of great stuff!! (Pssst.. read to the bottom for the best part)

We’re headlong into our first week of our shawl KAL,  Truly Yours Shawl and it’s not too late to start. Great colors to choose from with, new restocks of Madelinetosh fingering, Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere Fingering and Malabrigo Sock. You only need 3 colors. 1 hank of each.

New to the scene is, Cervinia Sock in 3 new colorways, Sakkie, Johanne and a limited stock of Zen Garden Fingering. Plus our restock of Plymouth bags have arrived! Choose from the Duffle, Drawstring or the Tablet bags.  

Cascade Superwash and Cascaded 220 restock for the Knitterati Afghan KAL arrived! Due to the company’s limited stock in colors they have opted to show off alternate color schemes.  If you choose these, please call so we can order for you.

Needlepoint news!

If you are interested in the Christmas Train Stitch A Long, please call 228-255-3100 or email us at before Friday Feb. 10th to get a spot reserved.  Don’t forget Stitch guides are included.

Last but not least….the best of all……

Store wide Stock Up Sale! 30% Off All Merchandise.. well almost..

NOT Included:

All Fingering weight

Cascade line

New Arrivals

Tools and Accessories


Everything else is on sale!

Heads Up Needlepointers!!

First off, let me get the finishing deadlines out of the way.

Easter deadline: February 3rd

Halloween: August 1st

Thanksgiving: August 18th

Christmas: August 25th.  This is usually our busiest and most popular theme, so please be sure to get your finishing in to us before this date.


Now on to the fun stuff!

We’re doing a Christmas Train Needlepoint Stitch-A-Long! Starting March 1st. Call and let us know  before February 5th so we can special order your canvas.  They all come with stitch guides.  All you need is to purchase your threads from us.   First to stitch will be the Engine.

Next up! Emiliana Shawl KAL is coming along fabulously!  We’ve had a huge response to this project and so far two have brought in their finished shawls for us to show off.  Congratulations to Ramona Wong and Renee’ Wajdowicz!!

We’re well on our way for the February KAL.  ‘Truly Yours Summer’ Shawl.  Michelle’s favorite colors came in from Malabrigo. You don’t have to choose her colors as we have a wide variety to choose from if you want to come in and pick out your own.

Also, ChiaoGoo and Knitter’s Pride needle re-stocks. Blocking Mats and Swifts have hit the store as well so pop over and check it all out!



Week of Jan 16th

We’re going to be one of the shops participating in this great KAL!  If you’re interested, please sign up on their site  to receive the free pattern blocks.  Then let us know if you want the color palate they chose, or if you want to pick your own.  If you want to pick you own colors, we can help! Just go to   write down the color numbers you want and we’ll make sure you get it!  Each project requires 23 balls. You can buy as you go or buy the whole kit at once. 

On another note, we’ve got new colors of Malabrigo in!! Turner, Solis, Fresco Y Seco and Pearl.  Due in this week will be Ochre, Marte.  These colors will be a part of our new Febuary KAL – Truly Yours Summer Shawl by Michele C Meadow.  This is a 3 color design and we’re excited about it.  You can find it free on Ravelry…

Until then,

Happy Stitching!!



Merry Christmas!

Update on Holiday Hours: 23rd – the 26th we will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday the 27th- Friday the 3oth.

We are Closed Sat the 31st and will reopen Tuesday Jan 3rd when we start on our Shawl Knit a long, Emiliana!

Materials needed is 2 full hanks of contrasting colors Fingering weight yarn and a size US6 -32″circular needle. 

January brings us a Stocking Canvas Sale!  All large Christmas Stockings will be 20% off for 1 whole month!! Lots to choose from, so don’t wait…

These cuties just arrived from Market and for those who love to travel or go camping, these are a ‘Must Have’! 





And as always, we wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! <3



Thanksgiving is coming here at the French Knot

     Holidays are upon us once more and that means we’re busy knitting, crocheting and needlepointing our fingers off getting those gifts finished.  Once the holidays are over, we decided to put our feet up, rest and in the company of good friends and family, do a January Knit a long.  Meg chose Emiliana.  This shawl and it’s technique is very popular and nearly 600 people have knit this beautiful shawl in just 1 year!  Mosiac knitting  has been popular and, what’s awesome about this project is  the color combinations are endless.  Only 2 colors!!  A light and a Dark, or a Light and a Variegated. Whatever you choose, this project will be great to knit and beautiful to wear. We have lots of choices in fingering weight for you to work with.  Here is a photo of one in progress.  Inspirational Project Photos on Ravelry to help you with your color choices.20161115_090000 We will start Tuesday January 3rd.  Don’t let another year go by without learning how to make something beautiful.  

Don’t forget our  Felted Bag KAL coming up December 6th.  If you purchase the yarn here the pattern is free.

Alexa Designs Trunk show has been going strong  but there are still some great stockings, Cuff toppers plus some  Standups and Ornaments. Stop in to see what we have before it’s gone at the end of the month.dscf7274dscf7272

Don’t forget our Thanksgiving Store Hours are Tuesday 10-8p . Closed Wed and Thursday for Thanksgiving.  Open Friday 10-4:30p, Saturday 10-3p.  Come in to see us if you don’t want to be in that holiday rush! Come put your feet up and stitch with us, or shop for great holiday gifts!  Tons of great gift ideas for $50.00 and under for that Needlepointer or Yarnie in your life.  If you can’t decide, we have Gift Cards!

From all of us to all of you, Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving whether you are traveling or at home.








November News!

Wow! Where has the time gone?! November is here and so is the Alexa Designs Trunk show!  Great Stockings, Stocking Cuffs, Ornaments and Stand ups.  Lots of variety in 13 count for those of us who are eyesight challenged…  If you came in and didn’t see anything you can’t live without, check out her website and give us the item number.  We can order for you.

On the Knitting front, we’re busy knitting shawls.  Renee made Drechenfels.  Michelle is working on our Jan Shawl KAL.  (details in our next newsletter).   We’re also going to start a Felted Bag KAL December 1.  Choice of Knitted Handles or Leather handles.  We can also teach you how to line it.

On the Yarn front… More colors in Malabrigo Sock just arrived as did Dream in Color Smooshy~  Come in and get them while they’re here!

The Voodoo Doll Needlepoint Stitch a Long was a huge hit and the girls are coming along great. Come in to see their progress!

Thanksgiving Hours will be: Closed Nov 23, 24th.  Open regular Hours on Black Friday and Saturday.

As always, if you need help with a project, feel free to come in anytime Tues-Sat.  We’re always here to help!




A Soggy Update

Just a few things…


Voodoo Doll…
First up… previous emails have listed the Voodoo Doll Class/Stitch-a-long price incorrectly. The price is $140 and includes canvas and threads.

ANG Seminar
We are going to New Orleans in a few weeks for the ANG 2016 Seminar (Aug 26-Sept 2). We will be the shop for the seminar. The shop and exhibits are open to the public, so you should come visit while we are there. Although we are taking all the needlepoint with us, the yarn will be staying home. While Meg is away in Nola, Michelle just might put some yarn on sale…

A Tip!
What do you do when you don’t have waste yarn handy to put your stitches on…? Very clever of you, Robin.

A Finished Object
Another sweater from the workshop is finished! Way to go, Ramona!

Christmas Projects KAL

Our Mittens are winding down, so we will be starting the Slip Stitch Dish Towel next Tuesday, August 16. It’s really not very difficult, but it is super cute.

A Clever Title Eludes Me.

Last week I told you we were going to the ANG 2016 Seminar in New Orleans. We will be there from August 26 – September 2. While we are in NOLA, there will be needlepoint in Diamondhead since we are taking it all with us. Of course, the yarn will  be just as it always is. Come see us while we are there. The exhibits and shop are open to the public.


Upcoming Needlepoint Classes

We are planning a few needlepoint classes. How about a bracelet? Won’t that be fun? Mark your calendar for September 23 for the bracelet class. We have a selection of bracelets coming from Cheryl Schaeffer and Annie Lee Designs for the class, but you can see the designs here on their website.  Cost for this class is TBD.

On October 28, we will be doing a Voodoo Doll. We’ve done this one before, but it’s been awhile. The class is already almost full, so let us know if you want to join in. Cost for this class is $140 and includes everything.



UFO support group…

Let’s start a UFO (unfinished objects) support group.  It will be a judgement free zone. Dig deep and pull out those UFOs buried deep in the closet. We can help each other figure out where we stopped in the pattern all those months (or maybe years) ago. We will celebrate each other when we finish that UFO. And then, of course, we will inspire each other when it’s time to start a new one. Come by anytime for a session. Some days, it may be a private session. Some days it may be a group session. That’s one of the great things about The French Knot, you just never know who will be sitting around the table.

Here are some FOs to celebrate.

A few needlepoint FOs.

Two sweaters finished from the Sweater Workshop! Lovely job, Carole and Judy!

Things You Need to Know

August is almost here and we have more summer to endure, but folks are starting to think about their Christmas knitting.  We have a plan to help.  Our Christmas Projects KALs have begun, but you can join anytime.  So far we have several folks working on the mittens. Here are a few. You can come sit with us, too.



We will start the Slip Stitch Dish Towel on August 16.


Have you heard???

The American Needlepoint Guild is coming to New Orleans August 28 – September 2 and they have invited us to be the shop for the attendees. The exhibits and the shop are open to the public, so come see us and the amazing exhibits.

Shortly after this huge event, Meg will be going to Market in Dallas. She wants to hear from you as to what she should be looking out for. The possibilities are endless, so share your preferences.

Also, don’t forget that the Christmas finishing deadlines are coming up. We need to have your items by August 20 so we can ship them off before the deadline. I better get busy on that stocking!

We are planning a few needlepoint classes. How about a bracelet? Won’t that be fun? Mark your calendar for September 23 for the bracelet class. We have a selection of bracelets coming from Cheryl Schaeffer and Annie Lee Designs for the class, but you can see the designs here on their website.  Cost for this class is TBD.

On October 28, we will be doing a Voodoo Doll. We’ve done this one before, but it’s been awhile. The class is already almost full, so let us know if you want to join in. Cost for this class is $140 and includes everything.



Now to wow and inspire you…

Avra’s Tooth Fairy Pillow