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Hi! I’m Terri Gable, owner of Studio Baboo, a Big Little Bead Store. In this clip, I’m going to show you how to add a new thread, how to correct mistakes and how to weave in your ending thread when you’re all finished with your project. Sometimes you’ll find if you have made a mistake, either you took a stitch that didn't lay right or is wrong or you’ve got the wrong bead. You might be inclined to stitch back with your needle. But that’s not a good thing to do. This is a multi-stranded thread and you can actually pierce the thread and stitch through it. You can see how I’ve actually caught the thread and that just makes quite a mess and it’s nearly impossible to get out. The easiest thing to do is unthread your needle.
So take the thread out, gently pick up the beads and there you can see it's just coming loose. Then just pull the thread out. Slide the beads off. Work you way back to your mistake. And there we go. You’re ready to rethread your needle and continue. At some point, you will run out of thread and you need to add a new thread to your work. Simply prepare a needle and thread as you learn how to do in the introduction. Take your paste and with the new thread, we’re going to start down a few rows from your stitching thread that you’re using now. We’re going to catch under one bead, pull it through and leave a little tail. The point is to work the thread around in a circle and then up towards the bead from which your old thread is exiting. I’m going back and I’m going to come down. So you can see I have gone around in a circle. My thread is now going back into the bead that my tail was exiting from. And now you can see you can pull on that pretty firmly and it is not going to flip.
Now you’re going to simply work your way up to your current stitching thread. You want to pull that snug and the thread will pop right down between the beads, so that your needle is coming out of the bead hole where your current thread is exiting. You’ll now take the old thread. I’m just going to come down, you never want to go back through the bead that your thread is coming out of. I am going to pull that through. And now I am ready to, I’m going to stitch over may be one more bead and I will again stitch this thread around in this circle in a circle pattern. And then down through a few beads and then eventually I will, and then you will cut off those tail threads. When you’re finished with your piece, you will have to stitch in the tail thread, that was the tail that was exiting when we started. You have to stitch that back into your piece also. Again, you’re going to stitch through. You’re going to work your way back into your piece. You’re actually going to work your thread in a circle pattern.
So you are going to come up and around and back on the thread and what that does is it secures the thread so that it won't pull out of your work. You can see that your new thread, if you tug on that, it’s not going to come loose and it is not going to pull out. So if you don't follow a circle pattern, sometimes you can pull on that thread and it will slip right out of your work. And that's how we add new thread, fix our mistakes and weave in our excess thread when we are finished with the piece. That concludes our video on basic beading. Thank you for watching.