Beadwork Tip – How to do a half-hitch knot beadwork

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 1

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 1

Beadwork advice
How to secure the end of a thread in your beadwork

Half-hitch knots are a great way of securing thread ends or adding new thread into your work.

Here was have photographed a 4 simple steps to help you to achieve a secure knot.

Step 1
Thread the needle under the thread that bridges the next bead to where your thread is exiting.

Step 2
Pull through so that you are left with a small loop (see second image below).

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure beadwork thread Step 2

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

Take the needle through the loop you have made.

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 3

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Pull the thread to slide the knot up to your work.

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 4

How to make a half-hitch knot to secure your beadwork Step 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is advisable to pull the thread through so you make a small loop. If the loop is too big, the thread may tighten too soon, leaving you with a loop in your work.

 

Article source: http://www.jewelleryrocks.co.uk/shineylounge/2013/01/25/beadwork-tip-how-to-do-a-half-hitch-knot-beadwork/