The final loop formed should be pulled to hold the needles and the stem. The loop should be snug but not too tight. Step 11:
You should be able to form three similar loops on each side of the Kurikata. Notice that the Kurikata holds the Sageo on the Saya in place. Again, the loops should be pulled to hold the needles and stem snug but not too tight. As you get to make more loops, the length of the thread shortens. Keep a pair of precision kit tweezers similar to that in the picture to be able to pull the loops as the length of the thread shortens and the loops become narrow. Step 12:
The left and right ends of the thread are then threaded through the left and right loops of the needles, respectively as shown. Carefully pull the needles out one by one, either the left first or the right to form a knot. You should make sure that the knot formed by the thread stays snug and in place as you pull the needles. Pulling the needles through the loops simultaneously does not produce a favorable result. Step 13:
The final knot should look like so. You may make a knot on each end of the thread or cut them to a desired length and burn the tips to prevent the thread from unraveling.
Whew! There you have it folks! I know, the pics weren't good but I hope this was helpful. Ask any questions and I will be more than glad enough to answer them whenever I can.
Domo aregato to Senpai Daremo for the inspiration, support and utmost encouragement.
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