Here is the next in a series of tips that were left out of Textured Bead Embroidery in the interest of space. I hope you enjoy them.
It is inevitable that one day you will turn over your beadwork and discover that your thread got caught on something (the edge of your foundation, a knot, a bead…) and there is a giant loop of thread back there. It can also happen if you get a knot in your thread. There’s an easy fix. Release the loop and cut it at the middle. Tie a square knot (with an extra knot if it is Fireline) flush with the foundation and trim off the excess. Problem solved.