I have beeswax in abundance (as in pounds of it). We can melt down your scraps and add in some of mine, making new forms for you.
---- Paula Sorensen <mt_fishwife@...
I only have one suggestion. Have you tried the Wool Wax Creme I gave you? If you use a small amount, it soaks in very quickly. (Yes, you can use too much.) It really does help with alligator skin. It has been so dry lately I have been using it a lot.
I used the beeswax as suggested. It did help. (I really should get more but I think I will wait until the next project. Mine is from Joann's from quite a while back and is getting rather hard to work with.)
From: Diane Lynn <dianelynn@...
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:46 AM
Subject: [Aten_Clothiers] Aggravating Silk Thread
I need help!
I am helping with Tatiana’s elevation gown by embroidering her shirt
collar. I have never used silk thread to embroider with before. (I KNOW! Right?)
Here’s my issue: my hands are so rough that I keep snagging the thread. My hands
are nowhere NEAR as rough as Leot’s (sorry Leot for throwing you under the bus)
but I’m destroying the thread. I have put on hand lotion which helps a
little. I slather lotion on at night hoping my hands with be soft and smooth in
the morning. It helps a little. I wash with a moisturizing hand soap quite often
because the plague is still going around my house and I don’t want to use too
much lotion for fear it will soil the collar.
My questions are:
Is there anything I can coat the thread with which might help with this
What the HECK did people in period do about rough hands?
Was the silk thread different in period?