I promised that I would share with you Beth‘s wonderful technique for quick and easy knotting of thread! I shall share this with you on two conditions:
- You promise not to gasp at the heinous state of my manicure.
- You promise not to laugh like a hyena if you already knew all about this technique and I’m just late to the knotting party.
Thread a needle. Alright, alright, don’t break out in a sweat yet! You can do this, people. Concentrate.
Bring the tail of the thread around to the back of your needle and keep it there with the pad of your finger.
Twist your thread twice around the needle, above the tail of thread, which is still kept pressed against the needle.
With your free hand, take hold of the twists of thread and pull them down the needle, off the needle and down the length of thread. This action will drag the tail of the thread along too, until your thread pulls taut and you have … a knot at the end!
It’s that quick. That simple. Do let me know if this technique is new to you. It saves so much squinting and cursing.