Top de­sign­ers share their favourite stitch­ing tips

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Thread your nee­dle dif­fer­ently with metallics"

“Me­tal­lic or satin threads can be frus­trat­ing as they have a ten­dency to fray, but how you thread your nee­dle makes all the dif­fer­ence. Take a sin­gle strand of thread ap­prox­i­mately 12 inches long and fold it in half. Thread the two loose ends through the eye of the nee­dle and pull through un­til a loop re­mains then thread the two loose ends through the loop and pull to tighten. When you be­gin stitch­ing, the loose ends, which are li­able to fray, are left se­cured on the back of your stitch­ing and you don’t have to worry about them.”

Lu­cie Heaton

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