Today I want to discuss some more ways to thread a needle, and the tools needed.
It was Julie of My Quilt Diary who reminded me that I have a 'steam engine' threader. A Japanese little device that works like this:
Mary Corbet writes about another kind of self threading needle here.
You can make a lasso of a thinner thread.
When the end of the thread is beginning to split, or the thread is fluffy, you can make a new sharp cut with a pair of scissors, of course
or use glue.
Place a tiny blob of glue/bond (or even nail varnish) on your fingertip.
roll the thread firmly between your fingers in the direction of the twist. Press hard and shape like a point.
The thread dries quickly and remains hard and sharp. This is a very useful method for TAST #35 Drizzle Stitch or when you want to add a bead to a thread and the eye of the needle is too small. The hard glue tip of the thread can usually get through the bead.
What about you, do you have any tips for threading the needle? Please share them with me, as I am always ready to learn new tricks.