Beading threads are used to stitch the beads in place on your fabric or into bead woven forms. When used for bead embroidery, the thread is used double, with a knotted tail. When used for bead woven stitches, the thread is used single, unless the directions state otherwise.
- Silamide comes either on a card, or on a spool, which makes it easy to cut off the desired length.
- Nymo and S-lon come on a small bobbin.
- The June Taylor thread holder can be used for a spool of Silamide, which also has a convenient place for your scissors and needles.
- An unused lipstick holder, makes for a great storage case for loose bobbins. Pull a short length of thread, close the lid and cut off the length needed.
- A T-pin can be used to hold the bobbin onto a pincushion, pull the thread off as needed.
Beading needles are fine and thin and most commonly found in sizes 10-13. The needles come in long and short lengths.
- Use a refrigerator magnet to keep your needles organized while working on a project
- To store your needles, cut an empty plastic bead tube, to fit the size of your needles.
Happy stitching to you! ~Christen
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