Thread Challenge

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I recently had a classroom full of students trying to thread needles, and it occured to me that threading a needle and tying a knot at the end is possibly the most difficult part of sewing. Now, I’m a big fan of “needling the thread,” that is, holding the thread steady between two fingers and passing the eye of the needle over it, instead of the other way around, but I will also admit to being a long time sewer who still makes little two-handed knots at the end of the thread like I’m tying my shoes. I had a teacher once who could tie the knot at the end like magic, twisting the thread around a finger without even looking and coming out with a perfect knot. I’m interested what you all think is the best way to prep a needle and thread for sewing. Any tips or advice? I gotta learn to tie a proper knot someday.

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