Love hand-stitching but hate knots and tangles? Let me introduce you to beeswax, your new best friend. The wax helps coat your thread, keeping it smooth and sturdy, and preventing sweary meltdowns. If you are a rebel who likes to hand-stitch with mystery thread (old, second-hand and/or of dubious quality), waxing can help make it more workable.
I don’t use beeswax every time I stitch, but I nearly always use it if I’m hand-stitching with machine-sewing thread. (And when I don’t use it, I’m usually shaking my fists at the sky, wondering why I didn’t just wax the *@!% thread in the first place.) If I'm darning with stranded embroidery floss, I use beeswax to stick all the strands together so I don't accidentally weave through them with my needle.
Beeswax smells delicious, and this 15g bite-sized piece fits perfectly in any mending or hand-sewing kit (but please don’t eat it, OK?). You can also use it to polish furniture or make beeswax food wraps (one 15g block is enough to make one average-sized food wrap).
100% beeswax made in Melbourne, Australia, by Melburnian bees, and repurposed by Rooftop Honey as a byproduct of their honeycomb harvest.
NOTE: This product is only available for shipping within Australia, as import restrictions vary and I don’t want you to be disappointed if it gets trapped at customs. If you’re not in Australia, try searching for beeswax in your local area, or for a vegan alternative try a bar of soap.
This shop is in slow mode while I adapt to life as a new mum! Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).
Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.
This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.