I was facing a pretty daunting task over the weekend – my mystery project (which will be revealed on here on Wednesday) had hundreds of thread ends to bury.  Suggestions on Instagram were to get self threading or spiral thread needles, and I did order some, but as teleporting your orders isn’t actually a thing yet, I was going to have to wait for the delivery gods to come through.  In the meantime I was out to dinner on Friday night with my fellow teachers from The Stitchery as a last hurrah, and I was telling my neighbour at the table about the mystery project as well as the millions of ends issue (by the end of this tale it may be up to billions ;o) )  As it happens Patricia MacIndoe is an expert in the art of boutis as well as quilting, and she explained a method used to bury thread ends in boutis (an interesting Provencal whole cloth type of quilt, using a technique similar to trapunto) and having tried it and fallen in love with it immediately, I made a wee video for you to show you how it’s done.

Isn’t that fabulous?  No fiddly threading and battling with wee short bits of thread, nor having to thread a self threading needle hundreds of time over, and it’s fast!  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a few thousand more ends to bury…

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