I wonder whether any Orchidians have used the Tri-Cord Knotter, which is pricey (at least in the Rio catalog), but comes with a video. I seem to remember a long-ago article in Bead & Button (when it was a skinny little thing) by somebody who loved it.
Yes, I use the knotting tool and it does make the work go faster.
Bought it sans video, used a series of illustrations out of the Rio
catalogue. I use the two strand method. This still does not solve
the problems of stress fraying and twisting, which is basically a
handling issue when you hold the string to create the knot (you have
to do it in the same direction). I still think that one can teach
oneself this method very easily. Is the tool worth the $? I
started with it and I think you can get pretty fast, whether you use
tweezers or the knotter, but I like it’s functionality.
Best of luck,