Have you ever accidentally tangled your thread into a knot, and growled in frustration as you end up having to cut and start again…? No need anymore: with this simple trick, it’s actually very easy to untie these awful little knots!
1. Whatever you do, STOP as soon as you notice the knot. Don’t pull (it would only tighten it further), and don’t stitch on (as it would pull on the knot):
2. Place the needle halfway through the loop of the knot:
3. Gently pull the needle away from the last stitch done (this will reduce the loop), and stop when the loop is snug around the needle:
4. Remove the needle from knot:
5. Gently untie the knot by pulling the thread of both sides of the knot at the same time:
And there you have it 🙂 !
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A few design ideas you may like, for which this method works really well:
Zoe SAL membership
Join this Stitch-ALong to stitch & finish the Zoe Box!
By the end of this SAL, you will have stitched and assembled a pretty little box. It will be stitched on all sides (including inside the box) as well as on the lid.
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NOTE: Membership is purchased ONCE for the whole SAL – there are NO hidden fees for each part, and you are free to join at any stage until the last part is published. Membership will close to new participants at that point, and the full pattern will be released once the SAL is finished.
Peacock Stitching Set
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Don’t just store your stitching tools – do it with style and panache! These designs feature proud peacocks and their glorious feathers, enhanced with beads and sequins.
Lizzie Stitching Wallet
PDF Pattern to stitch this beautiful and practical stitching wallet, either to keep inside your travel stitching bag, or to make an ever-so-special gift to a fellow stitcher. Folded, it’s no bigger than the hand, yet it’s big enough to hold a pair of scissors (11cm max), several needles, and small useful bits & pieces, such as a needle threader.
This design features hydrangea blooms and delicate Lisianthus flowers. It’s enhanced with special stitches, beads and mother-of-pearl sequins. Stitched and finished entirely by hand. No sewing machine required at any point.
PDF Pattern to stitch this biscornu as a pretty pin cushion, a useful paperweight, a lovely fragranced pomander, an elegant wedding ring cushion, or simply as an ornament!
This design features blooming wisteria and pretty butterflies, enhanced with sequins and beads.
Lilac Stitching Set
PDF Pattern to stitch this striking biscornu pin-cushion – don’t just pin your needles, do it with style and panache!
This design features a proud peacock and his glorious feathers, beautifully enhanced with beads and sequins. Once assembled, this biscornu is about 10.5 x 10.5 cm (4″) wide and 4 cm (1.5″) thick.
PDF Pattern to stitch this pretty pouch and matching key fob. This set is ideal as a hand-bag companion, to store ear pods or tiny items (such as a supermarket trolley token, for example).
Denim inspired, in shades of blues and browns, this design is enhanced with silver thread, special stitches, beads, and sequins.
Once Upon a Rose Biscornu
Pattern to stitch a soft & dreamy biscornu as a wedding ring cushion, or (without the ribbon & wedding rings) as a pin cushion, a paperweight, a fragranced pomander, or even simply as an ornament! This design would also make a very pretty Mother’s Day gift.
Once assembled, it’s about 10 cm (4″) wide and 5 cm (2″) thick.
This design features a wreath of white roses and buds, and it’s enhanced with beads and sequins for a stunning sparkly finish.