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Beeswax

£1.00

Availability: 295 in stock

Beeswax Goldwork

 

Beeswax Goldwork is a must for any goldwork embroiderers sewing box.

Small beeswax flower ideal shape and size for pulling threads through to strengthen in preparation for sewing, and helps to prevent snagging and snapping of threads.

Product summary
  • Small 5g flower
  • 100% clean beeswax
  • Natural product – cannot be dispatched to some countries i.e Australia – please check before purchasing

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Traditionally goldwork embroidery was worn on ecclesiastical vestments and church trappings i.e. alter frontals, pulpit falls etc. Also in Royal circles and rich aristocratic families, for them it was an ostentatious display of wealth and power.

The goldwork threads used to be pure gold and were flattened and wound around strands of animal and human hair, but because the gold was so brittle they were later wrapped around materials such as silk, animal gut, paper, or parchment. In the early days this was all done by hand, which made the cost phenomenal. The most renowned examples of English embroidery are the beautifully preserved St Cuthberts Stole and maniple which was made at the behest of Queen Aelfflaed about 901AD, it is covered completely in gold laid work and couched thread, it is displayed in Durham Cathedral.

Weight 0.00725 kg
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 1.5 cm

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