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« on: September 10, 2011 01:57:00 AM »

On Thursday I went to a demonstration/class in Blackwork, at the Needlecraft Guild I belong to, and the teacher, Dee Appel, showed us how to start a stitch.


It assumes you are using a double strand of embroidery floss.
You first take a single strand which is double the length you want to use.
Fold it in half and thread it onto the needle so that the folded end with the loop is farthest from the needle.


Next you pass it up from below (Fig. 1) and then back down through the next hole (Fig. 2)



Now pass it through the loop at the end of the thread (Fig 3).
   When you pull it up you have a neat first stitch (Fig 4) and no loose end to worry about. 

I thought it was a great idea as I am all in favour of anything that neatens the wrong side of my work.
Maybe this is all old hat to the serious embroiderers out there but it was new  to me.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011 05:15:36 AM »

Wow, what a great tip! Thanks for posting, I'll definitely be using this!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011 07:53:33 AM »

That's a new one to me, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011 12:14:46 PM »

really a great tip! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011 12:41:10 PM »

Great advice!

My needlework teacher in elementary school tought us this when I was about 8 yo.
And that was eh..... well, some time ago (39 years, to be precise).
It has always stuck in my mind. So has she. She was a sweet lady.
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