Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Start Threads

The cross stitch site Funk and Weber is running a series of tutorials on how to start threads.  These things will work on any ground fabric, so I thought I'd mention them on Blog.  The first posting is about starting threads with waste knots.
http://www.funkandweber.com/starting-threads-with-waste-knots/

Next is how to start threads with a loop.
http://www.funkandweber.com/starting-threads-with-a-loop/

The next tutorial talks about starting threads by piercing them.
http://www.funkandweber.com/starting-threads-by-piercing/

Note that some of these techniques can also be used to end off threads.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for those links! Funk and Weber is a great needlework firm. I took a webinar from Jen a little while ago on making your own pearl cotton (of course I used silk), and she did a wonderful job of explaining it step by step. I've bookmarked the "How Tos" page of the website.

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    1. It's an interesting site for needlepointers, even if it is really cross stitch. For those who are curious, here's the link SL is talking about. I had it bookmarked to add to Blog's Tips tab. Guess I'd better do that today! Thanks for the reminder. SL.
      http://www.funkandweber.com/byi379lr7prr0/

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