STITCHING REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS(CONT)
b. Stick loop (3) through eye of needle (1).
c. Pull half of thread (2) through eye and make ends even.
d. Tie ends in knot.
Rewax thread for added protection.
a. Hold thread near needle firmly with one hand,
b. Grasp section of thread with fingertips of other hand and twist strands together.
c. Rub this section of thread on beeswax.
d. Repeat above step until entire length of thread has been rewaxed.
Wear sewing palm to protect the hand when sewing with the sailmaker's needle. The
palm has a metal sheet inset which is used to push the needle through the fabric.
The running stitch is used to hold two pieces of fabric together until machine repairs can
be made. The backstitch is on fabric to close an open seam and to tack at the beginning
and end of a row of hand stitches,