Historical hand sewing requires a few different supplies to get started, which might not be easily available from your local sewing store. High-quality linen thread in the appropriate weight should be waxed with beeswax before use. Good quality needles are also worth having for long sessions of hand-sewing and the thimble drives the needle without hurting the fingers. The tailors awl is for the common task of eyeleting. The kit contains linen thread, needles, thimble, beeswax, snips and a modern tailors awl, all in a cotton bag.
The kit contains:
- Linen thread – 10m samples of Swedish Bockens Lingarn 16/2, 60/2 and 90/2 on wooden spools
- Good quality assorted sharp and crewel needles
- Needle storage cloth
- Thread Snips
- Modern tailors awl
- Cotton bag.