This week's Method is a handy one to know when you've found that you've underestimated the amount of thread you're going to need for your book and you run out mid-section. This is common, and sometimes a good thing, because too long a thread tends to knot up and become unwieldy. Everything, even thread, eventually comes to an end. The Weaver's Knot lets you join a new thread to the old securely so you can finish your sewing. And it is so easily google-able! This is the wonder of learning things in the internet age.
Here's our tutorial on the subject.
Step One! Take your soon-to-be-ending thread. Make a loop.
Then take the longer working end.
This bit goes through the loop that you've made.
Tighten things up a bit by pulling gently on both tail and working ends, but not too tight. Be careful not to let things twist up. Then take the new thread, black here:
And slip it through the loop.
Tighten by pulling on both ends gently. You should feel a satisfying snap when it locks into place.
There you go, the weaver's knot. Take some thread and practice for a bit until you get the hang of it.
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