Random thoughts of a fiber enthusiast - mostly fiber related, sometimes coherent

Hand Sewing

Did you know that there is a “grain” to sewing thread? Yup. According to Daryl, you should always knot the end that you have just cut off the thread. That, along with waxing your thread, will minimize tangling while you are hand sewing.

And yes, I’m finally getting around to finish the hand sewing of my jacket.




Twill Flowers


  1. I’m surprised you didn’t already know about the twist in sewing thread.

  2. If you are doing a lot of hand sewing, it saves time to buy a bunch of pre-waxed hand sewing thread on a pre-strung hank. You just pull one out whenever you need one. In the costume shop, we’d thread a bunch at once and line them up on a pincushion before we begin.

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