I have been a crafter of all sorts for many years, and really love working with Paper and Threads. I am loving the design work I am doing now. I really seem to be getting back into my "art", even if I am doing it by computer now, instead of actually getting dirty while drawing. ;-)
I have been avid about Thread Arts since I was a kid, learning to Crochet at 7, then Knit, Embroider, Needle Lace and finally Needle Tat. I love to design as well and am looking forward to taking the Needle Tatting that further step as well.
Well, I finally got around to taking photographs of my technique for adding a new thread when needle tatting. Nothing I hate worse than knots when you don't actually need them! I hope this helps someone esle out there who hates extra knots and is struggling with how to add new thread.
I've used very large thread here so it photographs better, but I've used this method with thread as fine as sewing thread (size 120)
Let me know if this works for you and how you like it. ;-)