SBQ: To Knot or Not?

  • Posted on November 30, 2006 at 5:51 pm

This week’s SBQ is:

How do you secure your thread when you begin a new one? Specifically, do you or have you ever used a waste knot?

It depends on what I’m doing. In regular cross stitching, I use the loop start, stitch over my tails or weave them under existing threads. I do not like knots in cross stitching (including french knots :lol:). However, I do use waste knots in my hardanger work. I place the knot so that it is in the path of where I will be stitching so that when I reach the knot, I can simply clip it off and everything has been already secured and the tension of the stitching or weaving is maintained. It’s very effective in this context.

2 Comments on SBQ: To Knot or Not?

  1. Vonna says:

    I do the loop method too when I use two threads…I don’t know where I picked it up from, but I’m spoiled now that I use it all the time :o)

  2. Karen says:

    I like how you use the waste knot for hardanger. I just started my first hardanger piece, and will have to try it out. 🙂

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