Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to finish off a thread.

Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to finish off a thread.

This video tutorial is about how to finish off a thread. It’s so important to know how to finish off a thread neatly, so that no loose ends show in your work. I demonstrate how to weave the thread back into your work, carefully following the previous thread paths, secure it with half hitch knots, then weave away from the last knot and cut off the end, leaving the beadwork lovely, neat and tidy. You don’t have to be working on Peyote Stitch to do this, the important thing to remember is follow the previous thread paths so no thread shows up where it shouldn’t be.

You don’t have to work the half hitch knots at the side edge of the work, but it is easiest. Making the knots at the edge doesn’t matter at all if you’re going to be adding a little embellishment row onto the edge, which would cover the knots. However, sometimes beadworkers want to leave the threads at the edge visible, but not peppered with tiny half hitch knots. In that case, work the knots from threads between the beads inside the beadwork. That may involve gently bending or curving the beadwork, forcing it open with your fingers, in order to get at the threads between the stitches.

In this video I’m wearing:

Isabella necklace in the Dorado colourway.

I’ll be teaching the Isabella design at:
The Bead & Button Show in June 2013.
Link to book the class.

The Great British Bead Show in May 2013.
Link to book the class:

Isabella Kits will be available in Dorado, Topaz, Bermuda Blue, Aqua and Peridot – for more information follow the link to the Isabella page in my Gallery.

Kiku ring.

Emilie bracelet: Made with Swarovski bi-cone crystals and Miyuki seed beads. I will also be teaching the Emilie design at the Bead & Button Show, 2013.
Link to book the class.

Materials used:
Nymo thread Size D – Stitchncraft
Size 12 needle – Stitchncraft
Matsuno Size 8 seed beads – GJ Beads

Links to suppliers:
GJ Beads


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