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Re: [BKARTS] Weaver's knot - how?



Weaver's knot is just that so a better resource might be a weaving book. I first learned the knot when I was doing "blackwork embroidery".
I am not familiar with your resource, but it sounds complex.


Here is how I do it easily.

Take your joining thread B and make a slip knot, leaving the opening, a couple inches from the end.
Pull the thread end A which is attached to your paper through the slip knot opening; push the loop up against your paper.
Pull the ends of thread B apart in a horizontal direction, parallel with the paper.
The key: as you pull the B thread ends tightly you will feel a pop. If there is no pop, the knot won't work. If there is a pop, the knot is very secure and you can trim 2 ends (the rest of thread A, and the unneeded end of B) very close to the knot, leaving only your working thread.


Here is a version of the same thing I just wrote out--see which is easiest to follow.
http://www.knotsindeed.com/learn/joinnetting.html


Email me privately if you are still having problems and I will try to find a good diagram in one of my books.
I checked the web and found lots of different knots all by the same name. But, the one described is the one you want to use to join threads.


Lynne
----- Original Message ----- From: "M. Mordkovych" <mmordk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [BKARTS] Weaver's knot - how?



Hello! I am trying to produce weaver's knot according to "Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand" by Laura S. Young, page 83

Threads are tied on with the -weaver's knot or sheet bend. Make a loop at 1 end of the thread that is to be tied on by crossing the end of the thread over the longer portion; while holding the end of the thread firmly, pull it back through the loop with the thumb and forefinger of the other hand (Fig. 6-24a). Place the end of the thread that is attached to the book in the second loop made, slide the loop up close to the spine, and tighten the new thread; this should bring the thread at- tached to the book into the first loop made (Fig. 6-24b). If properly done, the knot made at the joining will remain close to the spine.<<

My result is : the thread remains loose in the loop. Please help


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