Making Waxed “Linen” Thread
There are many great reasons to have waxed linen on hand – coiling, book binding, jewelry making, and braiding just to name a few. Here is a really easy way to use up some bits of embroidery floss and get that elusive waxed thread into your tool kit (the only stuff available around here is absolute crap and is pretty expensive).
1. Grab yourself a candle.
2. Grab yourself a pile of embroidery floss.
3. Run the floss through the candle.
Seriously that’s it. We used this method all the time in my first fiber arts class for coiling. I think it would work well for book binding too. You can make some really fun bindings using different colors that embroidery floss allows for.