Posted by Jen Sullivan on 03 07 17
Since 1958 this brick and mortar company, located in Lewiston Maine, has been manufacturing their signature product waxed cord. They began supplying their threads to the footwear industry locally in New England, and now, specialize in shipping their waxed hand sewing threads globally.
Nope! Leather Crafters, saddle makers, cobblers, and small artesian companies are loving the fact that “MTC” has expanded their product offerings, and ` now are able to offer smaller quantities while they continue to manufacture in bulk to factories around the world.
What is it? Waxed Cord, Waxed Thread, Waxed String OR Waxed Twine? You can call it any of the above!! It’s all the same ~offered in 34 various, beautiful colors, 6 different sizes, and each spool contains 70 yards of cord.
Maine Thread Company requested that their customers help compile a list for the many different uses. Take a minute to browse, and get creative with your next purchase of Maine Thread! (Very important to note that Maine Thread is used ONLY for hand sewing use, –no sewing machines…)
Bag pipe reeds, stringing beads, leatherwork on paddles, outdoor survival kits, hand sewn belts, leather key chains, measuring objects, household decorations, pocketbook straps, outdoor trellises, motorcycle saddles, friendship
bracelets, basket weaving, necklace/pouch weaving, designer earrings, macrame, whipping roe ends, Steering wheel covers, wheat weaving, saddler, furniture repair, bookbinding, dream catchers, suspended ceilings, horse hair jewelry, taxidermy, tent repair, pine needle baskets, knot tying, making rosaries, replica sailing ships, decorative guards, custom boot making, wrap wedding party favors, whipping vintage hickory golf clubs, seam up braided rugs, wicker dollhouse furniture, hand sew knife sheaths, lashing rims on baskets and gourds, repairing fabric straps on kayaks, flossing your teeth, Christmas ornament hangers, sew a lei of flowers, braiding lashes on bull whips, braid horse’s mane, making wreaths, pine needle baskets, dollhouse furniture, watch straps, tying slingshots, bookbinding, cable lacing in pipe organs, scabbards, canvas umbrella repair, handmade greeting cards, couching in hand embroidery, seizing on eyes and sail repairs, Convertible top repair, sweet grass baskets, wooden flute tenon wrap, kumihimo braiding, knotless webbing, tapestry necklace weaving, bow strings for light longbows, braided zipper pulls, making espadrilles, improvised compass, rug braiding.
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Hey Everybody! Welcome to the Buckleguy blog. We’ve been in business with Buckleguy.com for over 3 years and are so happy to find so many crafters, designers, and more are so eager to use our products. We have so many ideas and aspirations to accomplish with our blog, but know it will certainly evolve over time. [...]