I've been doing Jim Steinmeyer's needle swallowing routine for a few months, it gets a great reaction and until recently I hadn't had many problems with it.
But the past couple of times I've performed, the needles and thread have knotted up and unravel badly.
At the moment, I use polyester thread, because it's strong, and I roll the needles and thread in the standard way - I also use Steve Spills tip of not rolling the last bit of thread round the needle so that you get a kind of jolting effect.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong and wondered if anybody has any advice. Is there a better thread to use (I was thinking of trying fishing line)? Is there a better way of rolling the needles and thread.
Any ideas would be very welcome. It's such a beautiful piece of magic and I keep losing the big money shot!