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Tudor style linen thread and optional beeswax for hand sewing for Renaissance or Elizabethan reenactment - bleached & unbleached

Tudor style linen thread and optional beeswax for hand sewing for Renaissance or Elizabethan reenactment - bleached & unbleached

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Two different linen threads with optional beeswax:

• 100% linen
• Unbleached
• 2 ply
• 35/2
• Approximately 250 yds (230 m) per reel (or spool)

OR

• 100% linen
• Bleached
• 2 ply
• 50/2
• 24 lea
• 25g reel
• Approximately 250 yds (230 m) per reel (or spool)

Documentary evidence and examination of surviving 16th century garments shows that linen thread was used for the majority of sewing by Tudor tailors. Unbleached and un-dyed linen thread was used for sewing outer garments regardless of the colour or type of fabric it was stitched through. Thinner, bleached white linen thread was used for sewing white linen garments such as shirts, smocks, aprons, ruffs, cuffs, collars and headwear.

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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