Starting a new thread can be soooo confusing! If you find yourself wondering where to start or how to anchor your thread, then you’re in the right place, my friend! I’m going to share a few of my favorite tips with you here today. Ready to dive in?
One of my favorite ways to anchor your thread requires a knot – but not the kind you leave in.
Waste knots are an especially good way to start a thread if the thread you’re using is slippery. Your stitches need to be small enough on the back of your work to secure the tail in place. (Think basketweave, cashmere stitch, mosaic stitch, etc.)
A Pin Stitch is a tiny backstitch taken over one canvas thread, either horizontal or vertical. It’s a terrific option if you’re working in tight spaces or if the decorative stitch you’re using covers a lot of canvas threads. (Think Scotch stitch or balloon stitch.)
Of course, there are other ways to anchor your thread (and we talk about those in Needlepoint Made Easy), but these two options will work in a multitude of situations.
For a demonstration of how to anchor your thread in the middle of a row, be sure and join me this afternoon for a brand new episode of Needlepoint TV – over on the Serendipity Needleworks Facebook page at 3:00 p.m. CST. (And if you want to get a notice every week when we’re about to go live, be sure and click here to add your name to my weekly email list.)
Alrighty, that’s all for now, my friend.
Until next time, happy stitching!
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