From the article: All About Beading Needles
Everyone has their own favorite way to thread their needle. Share your favorite way to thread your needle quickly and easily every time. Do you use a needle threader? A particular type of needle? Do you avoid using a particular type of thread?
Big Hole Needles
- The one I have has the "eye" almost the whole length of the needle. Takes any size of thread that will still go through your bead.
Threading a needle
- If using Fireline, "flatten" about 1/2" of the end by laying the thread on a solid surface and flattening it with the handle of your scissors. Then the flat end will line- up with the 'flat' hole in the needle.
- —Guest Dee
- I use Fireline and flatten the end with my teeth and hold it right near the end to insert it into the needle eye.
- —Guest floyfreestyle
"Needle the Thread"
- The technique is very similar, but don't thread the needle: Needle the Thread. Hold the tip of the moistened thread as mentioned, right up at the end. Then press the needle down over the tip. The thread will go right through!
Use a Needle Threader
- For beading needles, I always use a needle threader. The eyes are so small on them, there is just no way I can see to thread it.
- —Connie G.