I have finally given the weaver’s knot a try. A weaver’s knot joins two threads together in a knot that will secure your threads and allow you to continue weaving. Since I’ve only just started using this technique, I’m not really sure if I’ll like this more or less then my previous process of starting a new thread next to the old and then securing the yarn tails when I finish my weave. I’ve included the steps to making a weaver’s knot along with a video so you can give it a try too and see if it could benefit your weaving!
So here are the steps:
step 2| bring your new thread end through the loop of the old and across the top of the old thread
step 4| finally bring the new thread through the loop again, this makes the knot
I’m going to pop in an edit, as two people have pointed out, to finish the weavers knot tie it tight and then cut the ends really close to the knot. I left the ends long and wove them into the weave, but it’s true I need to trust the knot and cut the ends off, that’s the whole point of the knot after all!
I have also made a video of the process, since that is easier for most people to learn from.
Do you use the weaver’s knot when weaving? And if so, do you find it to be more helpful when finishing your weaves? If not, is this something you might give a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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