Locking your thread onto a needle.
Wax the thread by pulling it quickly across a block of beeswax.
Do not apply too much, the thread should be stiffened but not encrusted.
Ensure the ends are waxed well.
Take your waxed thread with its tapered end and pass it through the eye of your needle.
Pull enough through to double it over and pass the point of the needle through the middle of the thread.
The piercing in Fig. 2 has been exaggerated for clarity.
Gripping the pointed end of the needle with one hand, slide the pierced thread along the shaft towards the eye with the other.
The pierced thread should be pulled completely off the needle and onto the main thread.