Just because I call myself a “mixed-media artist” doesn’t mean I am good at everything. On the contrary.
When I took a seed-beading workshop a few years ago, I got so frustrated trying to threading those microscopic devil-beads onto a hair-thin sewing needle to attach them to a piece of felt, my table-mate finally said, “Honey, why don’t just just try hot glue?”‘
Threading stuff is not my strength. If you’ve watched my workshop videos, you may have noticed that I often have to change course after try to force a piece of fuzzy thread through a little hole in a clay face.
Fortunately, one of my online workshop participants, artist Carolyn Congrove from Tucson, took pity on me and just sent me this great video that she made to help me out! This is very cool.
She shows three easy approaches to threading wiggly big thread and ribbon though little holes without causing the threadee to have a nervous breakdown. I asked her if I could share it with you guys, and she said I could.
Her daughter April shot the helpful video. The floss-threader tip, as she says, is a game-changer.
This isn’t the first time Carolyn has helped me out – she sent some great photos of her lotus books that I used in one of my recent posts about giving gifts of art from your heart during this pandamic.
I have met so many nice (and helpful) people like Carolyn through the online workshops on my Teachable site. Don’t forget there are free workshops for you there, including the Lotus Book.
And if you want to trim your Lotus Book with some little-bitty beads on some wiggly fuzzy thread, Carolyn has come to our rescue.
Take care – stay cool!
Wow! A couple of great tips from Carolyn! Upholstery thread is probably as strong as sinew (I have a couch that’s 35 years old …. ) and that floss threader is fantastic! Thanx for the tips, as always, Lyn! YTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use a floss threader to thread my sewing machine needle. Need this now with my aging vision! Also works to thread some hand sewing needles.
Fantastic video with wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing!
I love Carolyn’s tip and with a bridge in my mouth, I have floss threaders in stock! Thanks, ladies, for sharing!