7986Re: Just joined - questions
- Jun 1, 2003--- In email@example.com, Ron Charlotte <ronch2@b...>
> There is a hidden knot technique where one creates an overhand knotThis sounds like a variation of the "half cast" stitch. There you
> with an extra loop (like the second pass of a "surgeon's knot) on a
> backstitch, followed by one last back stitch to tuck the ends. The
> actual knot gets pulled into the center of the layers of leather.
> It's kind of hard to describe, I may see if I can do it with
> photography. Once you actually _see_ it done, it's very easy to
> follow; it's just difficult to describe in text. About the only
> time I bother is for stuff that takes heavy abuse.
take the thread coming out of the hole and run it around the loop
going in to the hole (obviously while doing a saddle/shoemaking
stitch), creating half of a square knot inside the hole. If you do
this on both sides of a hole, I -think- it's called a full cast
stitch, and if you do it for the last few stitches of a seam, you
don't need to back stitch.
Back stitching's good though.
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