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« on: March 05, 2007 06:47:31 PM »


I acquired several cards of "candle wicking yarn" in a hodge-podge of craft supplies -- is it wicking for candles that simply needs waxing?  Or is there some craft tecnique called 'candle wicking' that it is intended for??  Embarrassed

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 07:17:07 PM »

Not an expert, but I would say it is candle wicks for sure. In one of my candle making episodes I found out you can get either waxed or unwaxed wicking. The unwaxed appeared to be just cotton string. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007 07:18:36 PM »



COOL!!

    a-melting i will go! a-melting i will go! hi ho candle scraps oh -- a-melting i will go!

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 12:35:50 PM »

Okay...I'm giggling, but not in a mean way  Smiley

Are you sure it's not for this kind of candle wicking:



http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1731.asp

Granted, this craft did originate as something pioneers did with candle wicks....
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007 12:49:49 PM »

hmmmm we had  candlewick bedspreads back when I was a young un, so maybe its not just for candle making...
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007 02:24:53 PM »



 Undecided booger -- thought that might be the case!  Two of the cards are pink, and I could not figure out why anyone would want to color coordinate an element only to set it afire...

Guess I'll have to go out and properly shop.  Tongue

Thanks for the help!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007 05:59:40 AM »

"Candlewicking is a form of embroidery that is primarily based on the colonial knot with other embroidery stitches used to add detail."
Sorry the yarn is not for candles.
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