Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to join in a new thread.

Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to join in a new thread.

This video tutorial is about how to join in a new thread. It’s inevitable that, at some point whilst beading, you’ll need to join in a new thread. Many beadworkers, both beginners and more advanced, can find it a little daunting and not a favourite task, particularly because they know that joining in a new thread also means that they’ll have to sew in the tail end of the new thread later. However in this video, I not only demonstrate how to join in a new thread, but also show you how to avoid having to sew in that tail end too!

As with finishing off a thread, the important thing is to do it neatly, and the best way to do that is to follow the previous thread paths in your beadwork, so there are no errant threads peeping out where they shouldn’t be.

Often, if I’m working in Peyote Stitch, I weave up from the body of the beadwork to the working edge, but a little distant from where I need to begin stitching again. That way, when I make a half hitch knot at the working edge, between a turret bead and its adjacent neighbour (the bead beside it but offset just a little below it), the thread I pass the needle under is easy to see and use, and the knot will be hidden completely. I generally make three half hitch knots along the working edge, and then weave on to where I want to start stitching again.

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

Comment (1)

  • Abdullahi Musbahu Reply

    Very interrested

    January 9, 2014 at 12:11 am


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