Making a Waxed End

May 7th, 2011

I just posted a new tutorial on a Making a Waxed End. Although there are a few sites out there that talk about how to make waxed ends, I thought I’d give my take on it, since it is a rather important skill in crafting raised heels.

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2 Responses to “Making a Waxed End”

  1. William de Wyke Says:

    This is really interesting to me for being a technique that is both very different to mine and that I’ve never managed to make work.

    At what point in the process do you ply up the threads? It seems from what you’ve written that you’d put a bristle on each end and then ply up the cord?

    Thanks.

  2. raisedheels Says:

    I think a lot of it has to do with the coad used – I think you need real sticky stuff when you use this technique. In terms of plying the threads, I’m not exactly certain what you mean. Once all 7 threads (which are already individual strands – I use a 1 ply linen thread) are attached to waxed ends on both sides, I will roll each waxed end on my leg and twist it up (twisting the entire stitching cord) so it forms more of a rope than a ribbon and slides through the awl hole better, but that may not be what you’re asking. =)

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