Top designers share their favourite stitching tips
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.”