Oh no! I Cut a Mono Filament Thread: Mending my piece for China with Jim’s Fisherman’s Knot

When I was getting my piece ready to send to China, I cut one of the threads holding a string of swatches! On top of that, the thread was made of monofilament or slippery fish line. I had to reconnect the thread without extra thread for a knot and besides, it couldn’t show. It was one of the purple strings beside the black one.

I don’t think I’ve ever used this knot before but I’m sure glad that I remembered it when I needed it. The knot is Jim’s Fisherman’s knot which I learned from my mentor, Jim Ahrens. It’s for tying very slippery threads together. I put it in my book, Warping Your Loom & Tying On New Warps, available now in print after being only available as a PD for many years.

How to tie this life-saving-knot-for-me is the subject of a post from quite a while ago. The post gives full directions and hints. The link to the post is HERE.

5 thoughts on “Oh no! I Cut a Mono Filament Thread: Mending my piece for China with Jim’s Fisherman’s Knot”

  1. This is a great knot, Peggy. Can be used almost anytime you need to tie two lines/threads/ropes together securely because putting tension on the lines only tightens the knot. And, better yet, it is easy to tie. Yet because it slips if you pull the tails backward, it can be pretty easy to untie. The one caution I would make is that you have to leave the tails a little longer to begin with on monofiliment line. Just because it is so slippery, if the tails are too short the tension on the line can pull the tail through before the knot really cinches down.

  2. Bravo Peggy, what a wonderful knot to know! I always appreciate reading your posts, especially ones that lead me to a new discovery like this Fisherman’s Knot.


Leave a Comment