Every few years a sewing tip or trick comes my way that greatly improves my creative experience. I used to knot my thread by wrapping it around my finger, rolling it with my thumb, then tugging the length to form an unpredictable mass at the end of my thread. The result was often waddish and loopy --a small, but frequent frustration. Then, a few years back, I learned a knot that has never failed me. I love this knot, all perfect and tidy. In the spirit of sharing, I've put together a tutorial of My Favorite Knot to spread the joy.
Don't bother with a magnifying glass, the photo collage is just a fun preview. To read step-by-step instructions, with larger photos, click the My Favorite Knot link in my sidebar. Practice until you've got it down, it's worth it. Have fun!