Updated: Sep 4, 2019
Hey! I was going to wait until September, but to celebrate Ponderosa Thread Gloss being carried in my FAVORITE QUILT SHOP EVER (Modern Domestic in Portland!), I made two new blends of thread gloss! That means that there are now NINE blends of thread gloss to choose from (and collect!)
Read on for a whole lot of details and excitement.
Also, stay tuned later, sometime for a new edition of Small Scale Creatives. I'm featuring Rachel Thomeczek of Wren Collective and her new quilt pattern, Rainbow Falls!
the new blends are online only for right now-- and available in two sizes!
WHAT IS THREAD GLOSS?
thread gloss is a specially formulated wax and oil blend that coats your thread to prevent tangles, fraying, and brittleness. Think of it as a deep conditioner for your thread and embroidery floss.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Have you ever had to cut your thread short in the middle of your groove because there was a gnarly knot? Using thread gloss helps prevent tangles and knots, taking away all of the frustration of handwork.
WHAT CRAFTS DO I WANT TO USE IT FOR?
Anything that you're dealing with cotton thread-- hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross-stitch, english paper piecing, applique, repairing clothes, whatever. Simply drag your thread across the gloss pot after threading your needle, applying slight pressure on the thread with your thumb, while pulling with your other hand.
HOW IS THIS PRODUCT MADE?
I worked with a local manufacturer to produce the formula for this supreme quality thread gloss with all natural ingredients, and now the product is made by my husband and I. You can learn more about my production partner Olivia and her company, OlyBella here: https://www.olybella.com/story/
we produce in small batches, and have two sizes available.
WHAT SCENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Hippie Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Frankincense Essential Oil, smells like your childhood visits to the Food Co-op.
Vacay Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Coconut Essential Oil, smells like a tropical vacation.
No Frills Blend: Contains White Beeswax and Coconut Oil, unscented, boring.
Santa Fe Blend: Contains Beeswax, coconut oil, prickly pear essential oil, lime essential oil, smells like a margarita on a terra cotta patio.
Olympic Blend: Contains Beeswax, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, smells like the Sequim lavender festival.
Creamsicle Blend: Contains Beeswax, coconut oil, sweet orange essential oil, vanilla essential oil. Smells like childhood summers chasing the ice cream truck.
NEWish: Bohemian Blend: Contains beeswax, coconut oil, palo santo and ylang ylang essential oils. smells like your basic hippie young living mom's house
NEW: Homestead Blend: contains beeswax, coconut oil, and the following essential oils: tomato leaf, lemongrass, lemon, basil, and thyme. Smells like you'd imagine a phoebe wall print would if it was a real life scene.
NEW: Cascades Blend: contains beeswax, coconut oil, and the following essential oils: blue spruce, fraser fir, lemon, and cedar bark. Smells like the hike to the diablo lake overlook, minus suncreen and sweat.
if there is a scent you want to see, let me know! We produce this product in small batches to ensure quality, so only a few scents are available at a time.
y’all, it costs me $4.60 or more to ship these little babies. If I offered free shipping on this item like I do with everything else, I would be seriously losing money— I wouldn’t even get the production cost back. If the shipping costs less than what you paid, I’ll refund the overage, of course. Ships internationally.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
--You can use thread gloss on any thread except for silk and nylon. For best results, stick to cotton and cotton-polyester blends. I haven't used thread gloss on yarn. You're welcome to use this product however you want, let me know how it works so I can update this section!
--You're also going to want to store in a cool, dry place. Don't even think about leaving it in the sun! For external use only-- it's totally chill if you get some on your hands when applying to the thread-- just don't eat it. I mean, you'd probably be fine since thread gloss is made with all natural ingredients... but don't.
CAN I ORDER THIS WHOLESALE FOR MY RETAIL LOCATION?
yes yes YES you can!! We have an amazing wholesale rate with a minimum quantity of only 50. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the form to fill out. Free shipping on all USA wholesale orders!
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