I am often asked if i use cross stitch software to design. i do now and this is my story of how i started designing needlework. If you are going to build a boat, you’ll want one worthy of your investment. read the reviews: best wooden kayak and stitch and glue kit.. A waste knot is used to start that first thread so that you don’t have a knot on the back of your fabric. the way i do my waste knot, sometimes called an away knot.