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 Post subject: Beeswax alternative for sewing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:42 pm 
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I just started sewing classes, and the instructor told us to buy a thing of beeswax for keeping thread from getting tangled or something. She had it in a wee container that had slits in the top I guess for pulling thread through. Do any other sewing people use something like this? What do you use and where might I find it (preferably online since I'm in the UK)?

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 Post subject: Re: Beeswax alternative for sewing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:58 pm 
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I have never heard of using beeswax to keep thread from tangling.

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Thread Heaven works nicely, and I think you can get it at normal craft stores.

As long as you don't use looooooong amounts of thread in an attempt to dodge re-threading your needle... you should be fine even without wax.

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 Post subject: Re: Beeswax alternative for sewing
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Rebekah wrote:
Thread Heaven works nicely, and I think you can get it at normal craft stores.

As long as you don't use looooooong amounts of thread in an attempt to dodge re-threading your needle... you should be fine even without wax.

Wow, now I want something that helps with an issue I never even knew I was having.

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any non-bee wax will also work just as well! just a chunk of paraffin is fine

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I've wondered this myself from time to time! Thanks for the tip, Rebekah. I'll look out for Thread Heaven.

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I sew a moderate amount and haven't ever used thread wax. How much easier or better does this product make machine sewing?

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couroupita wrote:
I sew a moderate amount and haven't ever used thread wax. How much easier or better does this product make machine sewing?


I've never heard f anyone waxing thread for machine sewing, only hand sewing/mending.

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Rebekah wrote:
couroupita wrote:
I sew a moderate amount and haven't ever used thread wax. How much easier or better does this product make machine sewing?


I've never heard f anyone waxing thread for machine sewing, only hand sewing/mending.

Oh ok thanks! I've never had my thread tangle on the machine and I barely hand sew except for embroidery/cross stitch. Makes more sense now!

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 Post subject: Re: Beeswax alternative for sewing
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it's also a thing you do for bookbinding !

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