At some point, most people have seen someone who sews regularly or professionally knot their thread, and it is loose and then ‘tad-dah’, like a flash it has a tiny perfect knot in the end of their thread.
They used magic right?
No, this knotted sorcery is actually just a clever little wrap and roll, here it is:
Now you try:
- Take your thread and wrap the end around your forefinger
- Roll your thumb up towards the tip of your forefinger causing the threads between to twist around each other
- When you get to the end of your finger, allow the loop around the forefinger to roll off and go slack, the thread should have twisted around itself at least twice in your rolling so allow this to tighten
- Give the tail and little tug to make sure it is tight and there you have you knot.
Swipe across to see a broken down version of the twisting bit that goes on between your fingers.
This does take a bit of practise to get used to how it should feel as most of the work goes on between your fingers so it is hard to see. However when you do get the feel of it, you won’t need to look to tie a knot and you can have other people marvel and how you got a magically fast knot in your thread.