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Tudor style 35/2 linen thread and beeswax for Renaissance or Elizabethan reenactment - unbleached

Tudor style 35/2 linen thread and beeswax for Renaissance or Elizabethan reenactment - unbleached

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• 100% linen
• Unbleached
• 2 ply
• Approximately 110yd (100m) per reel
• Choice of 1 reel (or spool) of thread by itself or 1 reel of thread with 1 block of beeswax

Documentary evidence and examination of surviving 16th century garments shows that this was the type of thread used for the majority of sewing by Tudor tailors. It was spun from 100% linen (flax) and was left unbleached and un-dyed regardless of the colour or type of fabric it was stitched through.

Tailors in the 16th century would first draw each length of thread over a piece of beeswax in order to strengthen the thread and also to make it easier to sew with.

Our wax is sourced locally from bees living in the grounds of Wollaton Hall near Nottingham, UK.

Choose a reel (or spool) of thread on its own or choose thread plus wax.

This thread has been specially selected for hand-sewing and is suitable for seams, hemming and finishing.

We also have a range of silk threads in various colours available in our thread section.

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