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Re: [BKARTS] sewing

thanks so much for this - will google and practice.

On Jan 9, 2009, at 9:32 PM, Judy wrote:

You are trying to sew with too long a thread! Look up on the archives or in a book or on the internet somewhere how to make the "weaver's knot." This clever knot is just what it says--designed by weavers to add thread along the way. It takes up very little space and is a very tight, secure knot. This will allow you to add thread as you go along. When you have to add more thread, be sure to place the weaver's knot outside the spine between sewing stations, and stagger any knots so that you don't get a bunch of bumps on the spine. Flatten the knots and their tails with a bone folder.
Waxing the thread also helps to keep it from tangling. Bees' wax is traditional.
Good luck!

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