Joining Beading Thread
(Seattle, WA, USA)
Beading question about joining beading thread - How do you add more thread if you didn't have enough (and frankly, it would've been far too long to work with if I had added enough thread in the first place)?
I'm not a beadwork expert (I consider myself a beginner because there is always something new to learn about a bead stitch), but here's what I would do sometimes: Tie the two threads together with a surgeon's knot or an overhand knot and work in back down through the beadwork on the diagonal.
Tie a half hitch knot, and then work the beading thread back up through the beadwork on the diagonal until you reach the last stitch beaded. Continue beading the bead pattern.
Or, try this method for adding and ending thread when beading
Here's a link on my site for tying a knot in stretch cord. You could use the same knot:How to Knot Stretch Cord
To get an expert opinion on how to join thread when bead weaving, check out this great book, The Beading Answer Book
by Karen Morris.
You can find her threading techniques on pages 288 thru 292.
I have found this an indispensable help when I do beadwork to make jewelry.