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Waxed Threads

Waxed thread, or cord, has a light wax coating that makes it stiffer, more water and mildew resistant, and stronger. It is mainly used for hand sewing work that requires strong, long-lasting, water-tight seams. Machine sewing is possible for those willing to clean the waxy residue the thread leaves.

Our basic waxed thread comes in 70-yard tubes and 12 / 24 yard coils. We also have: waxed polyester-linen for fine leather, cloth, and upholstery; embalmer's thread for tight straight hand stitches; bank line for heavy-duty netting, bushcraft, snares, and whipping; and beeswax cubes to make any thread into a waxed thread,

 

 

Thickness

Strength

 

 

70 Yard Tubes and Rolls

Size

Inches

Millimeters

Pounds

Kilos

Roughly

 

207

20/1000

0..5

31

14

Half the thickness of a U.S. Dime
415

30/1000

0.8

72

33

The thickness of a U.S. Dime
554

50/1000

1.3

83

38

The thickness of a U.S. Nickel

12 and 24 Yard Coils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

waxed thread coils

277

25/1000

.06

45

20

2/3 the thickness of a U.S. Dime
415

30/1000

0.8

72

33

The thickness of a U.S. Dime
 

Waxed Polyester-Linen

Embalmer's Thread

Bank Line

Beeswax Cubes

Waxed Polyester-Linen Blend

Embalmer's waxed thread

Bank Line Cordage

Beeswax cube

Henry Campbell &Co. of Belfast Ireland's polyester-linen blend made stronger and stiffer by a light coat of wax

A tightly twisted waxed that gives  straight, fine, hand-sewn stitches. Use it for taxidermy, leatherwork, shoe repair, and yes, preparing the deceased.

Super-strong, weather and sunlight resistant,  waxy nylon cord. Use it for fish and tennis nets, bushcraft, snares, whipping, and even corn brooms.

Use beeswax to make any thread into a waxed thread. It just takes a little time and patience to get a perfect coating.


More Choices

binder twine, bailing twine, house twine

Artificial Sinew

Unwaxed Poly-Linen Blend

Twine

Braided Cord

Deerskin Lace

Round Lace

         

Magician's Thread

         


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800-915-2320