Starting off a Thread

When you attach a new length of thread to an existing piece of work, always make sure that it is securely fixed and inconspicuous. First identify the position and direction where you want the thread to exit. Enter the bead work with your new piece of thread several beads away from this point. Leave the tail of the new thread sticking out of the work by about 5cm and later on cut it off close to the work with scissors or a thread zapper. Now, run the new thread within the existing beads of the work and head towards your exit point. Incorporate a half hitch knot around an existing thread or a loop-back along the way to anchor the new thread in the bead work. Exit from the desired position and carry on beading peyote stitch or embellishments as normal.