Wax has many craft uses, but it’s main function as a craft material at Sorazora is for waxing threads. As our twines and threads are made from natural fibres, we only use natural beeswax as opposed to the more common parafin waxes or waxes that have been highly processed. Our pure beeswax has been sourced from within Europe and is a natural product that can safely be used where it will come in contact with your skin. This wax is ideal for soaps, balms and oils as well as candles, waterproofing or polish.
If you wish to make a strong durable cordage from multiple threads, it is always a good idea to give each thread a light coating of wax prior to twisting. You do not need to melt the beeswax, but a warm environment will soften the wax and make the coating of threads much easier. Simply floss the thread lightly over the wax and you should feel a difference immediately. Handspun threads and twines tend to twist up upon themselves, this is drastically reduced if coated. Wax coating threads prior to any macrame craft will not only give the finished product a longer lifespan, it will also be easier to work with as unwanted knots are more forgiving to untangle if coated. Any leather stitching or book binding threads will also benifit from wax coating.