Many of you have asked me how to start and end the thread.
I thought it’ll be helpful for everyone if I post some images…
If you are working a stitch like satin stitch which covers the design then you can anchor your thread
anywhere in the middle and continue to stitch.But if it’s a line stitch then you have to think about the placement of anchor stitch. I’m going to show you two methods of starting and ending the thread while working double back stitch, since we have started our sal with it.
Bring the needle and thread up between ‘a’ and ‘d’ leaving an inch of thread at the back.
The above images shows the back side of the fabric where you can see the thread which was left at the beginning.
Work two tiny split stitches between ‘a’ and ‘d’ to anchor the thread ,go back down.
Bring the needle at ‘a’, go back down at ‘b’, come up at ’c’ and go back down at ‘b’,
come up at ‘d’ .
Take the needle back down at ‘a’ and come up at ‘e’. Notice that the anchor stitches are covered by the stitch from ‘d’ to ‘a’.
Continue working double back stitch holding the tail thread at the back. The image above is the back side.
To end the thread, whip it around few stitches to cover approximately an inch and cut the thread.
I’ve left a little tail to show y’all the starting and the ending thread. You’ll see only a little shadow on the right side of the fabric. Don’t worry about it, we can’t avoid that shadow since our fabric is transparent.
If you are not comfortable working with a tail thread at the back then you can try this method.
Make a knot , take the needle down about an inch or two from the starting point. Come up between ‘a’ and ‘d’ as shown in method 1 and work two tiny split stitches there to anchor the thread and continue working double back stitch.
The image above shows the back side of the fabric where I’ve ended the thread just like I showed you in method 1.
Snip off the knot which we’d put at the beginning.
Pass the tail thread through the stitches using a needle.The above image shows the back side of the fabric.
It’s not necessary to follow only these methods to start and end the thread. You can follow any method which you are comfortable with. These are the methods which I prefer.
Please let me know whether the instructions are clear. If it’s not ,then tell me where do you think I should add more information…..
Thank you all for the suggestions and comments. Have a wonderful weekend.