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Keeping Your Silk Thread from Slipping

Here are the steps. Note that, for ease of demonstration, these illustrations use perle cotton, not silk thread.

To find out more about this technique, watch my free video that was part of the Craftsy 2015 BOM. For quick reference, it is Lesson 5, section 3, minute 12:05.


1. Thread the needle.


 
2.  Wrap the short end of thread twice around  your index finger, leaving at least two inches of tail below the wrapped thread.



 
3. Keeping hold of the tail of thread, bring the needle underneath the two loops.


 
4. Pull the needle through. As you pull, you will see a knot form. Release the short end of the thread and pull on the long end and the knot will draw up to the needle.


 
5. Now you are ready to sew!