7982Just joined - questions
- Jun 1, 2003Gentlefolk
I've just joined this group. I live in Hertfordshire just outside
London England and I belong to Angelcynn, a living history group
specialising in early Saxon period.
I'm new to leatherwork but so far I've made 3 pairs of late Roman/
early saxon open sandals and a pair of one piece turned shoes plus
belts and a wallet for carrying tools etc when at an event.
A few questions if you don't mind - sorry they're very basic but
these are the problems I have at the moment.
1. What sort of knot do you use to tie off thread when stitching?
(I said they were basic) When I'm saddle stitching between two pieces
I can hide my knots but on, say the back of a belt, they tend to be
more obvious. I tie a basic reef knot but they come out a bit big and
not terribly secure. A description of a knot or a link to picture(s)
would be good.
2. I tried decorative stitching on a belt - basically whip stitch
down the edges - but my linen thread kept blooming - bits of stray
fibre all over the place. I waxed the thread first (although perhaps
not enough?) so any suggestions while I dont get a nice solid thread
for my stitches?
That's it for now.
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