Quick Tip: Switching to a Shorter Needle to Tie Off Loom Work

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Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Any Level
If you start to run out of thread in your loom project it can be difficult to tie off your tails. A handy tip is to switch to a shorter needle. This will gain you several inches of thread to work with.
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Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com is what you've been working with and you look at how much space it takes up on your thread so I just have one more row and I really don't want to add a new thread so what you can do in this case is you can take off your loom needle and just add a regular beading needle and you just want to make sure that it is longer than the width of whatever the loom piece is that you're working on so we're gonna string this guy on we're gonna thread him on okay now you see how much more flexibility we have because he's shorter so now we're gonna pick up our beads as normal I need 15 that gives me 9 12 13 14 15 now it is trickier to work with so I wouldn't recommend always using a short needle for loom work but is what you can do in a pinch so we're just going to line up our beads this normal go through them and back through them and now we're this really short needle actually comes in handy is now that I'm ready to tie off my thread I can just go through it and it's super easy to work with because it's short and tie my knots whereas if I had that really long loom needle I would not have enough thread at this point you see how little thread I actually do have left here tie a knot and since you always want to tie several knots we're going to go back through a couple more beads here so I do now have just enough thread to tie a couple more knots and finish off my piece and I was able to get away with completing my loom work with my original thread without having to add new thread just by swapping out for a shorter needle you

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