Video:How to Weave In Beading Threadwith Melissa Shippee
Weaving in beading thread is a necessary skill for finishing beadwork projects. Watch this how-to video from About.com for tips for weaving in beading thread.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Weave In Beading Thread
Hi, I'm Melissa Shippee, owner of WildEyeDesigns.net. I'm here today with About.com to show you how to weave in beading thread. When you've finished a project, you're going to need to weave in both your working thread and your tail thread.
Weave in Beading Thread in the Reverse Direction
To weave in your thread, needle-up your thread, and start stitching through the beads, following thread paths that already exist in the beadwork, only in places where you already have thread. What this does is it hides the thread. When you weave in thread you want to make sure to reverse direction, at least two or three times. This ensures that the thread won't pull out once you trim it.
Don't Need Knots When Weaving in Beading Thread
Some people like to tie knots off of the thread that's already there in the beadwork to help secure the thread while weaving in. I don't often use knots when weaving in thread, Once your thread is woven in and secured, you can trim the thread close to the beadwork. After weaving in and securing the working thread, put your needle on the tail thread and follow exactly the same steps to weave your tail thread in. Once the tail thread is woven in, you can trim the tail thread close to the beadwork.
And that's how you weave in beading thread. For more information, go to About.com.