Friday, April 14, 2017
Before you start hand-sewing, you need to put a knot on one end of the thread, and stick the other through a needle. This post is just to keep around so the resource is around.
Attempting to avoid the expert blindspot.
Knotting the End of a ThreadI tend to use two tailor's/pretzel knots stacked right on top of each other, but you can also do a Quilter's knot. Whichever is easier to grasp.
Threading a Needle
I usually just shove the thread through the needle-eye by hand, with a bit of saliva and hand-eye coordination. But for those lacking that technique, using a needle threader may be a good approach. Just push the threader's wires through the needle-eye, put the thread through the wires, then pull the threader away from the needle. The thread should go with it and your needle should be threaded.
Put needle threader wires through needle-eye, then put thread end through the threader wires
Hold needle and pull threader away from needle
Pull threader until thread end goes through the needle eye