How to Thread a Needle
Before the needle passes through the canvas, fuzzy or bulky thread must be threaded into it. To accomplish this, licking the end of the thread and aiming into the needle hole will never work. The method below is fast and easy once you get the knack of it. You will need thread approximately 18 inches long.
Continue sliding until the crease is through. When threading, there are two rules to remember which are, first do not look at the crease once it has been established. Second, when you are sliding the yarn through the eye, the needle itself is moving and not the yarn.
Also, see Grain of Thread/Yarn on Tips & Techniques page.
If you are still having trouble threading the needle, turn the needle over to insert the thread in the opposite direction.