Beeswax has been used by embroiderers for centuries.
Our triple filtered British beeswax makes a superb thread conditioner and comes supplied in a grip seal bag with a soft cotton cloth and full instructions.
Any discerning embroiderer knows that beeswax makes a great thread conditioner for difficult threads.
We use it to provide extra strength to thread and smooth down fibres when couching goldwork threads.
It should not be applied to crewel wool because it changes the loose structure of the twist or on metallic threads because it cannot sink into the man made polymers.
However, when applied correctly to linen, cotton and other absorbent threads, it does help to reduce tangling and fraying.
To use beeswax on your thread, simply hold the wax in one hand, place the thread on top and gently pull through. Then take the cotton cloth and pull this slowly along the length of waxed thread.
The cloth helps the wax adhere to the thread and takes away any excess. Your thread should feel silky soft and not sticky to the touch.
We only source the highest quality British beeswax which has been filtered a number of times.
Beeswax is a natural product with antibacterial properties.
1 x 2.5g Triple filtered, British beeswax block.
1 x Soft cotton cloth approx A6 size.