Ponderosa Thread Gloss: Makes Stitching Easier, Naturally
Materials: essential oil, coconut oil, beeswax, magic, all natural extracts, tins
Update 9/25/22: We are not facing any supply chain issues at the moment, and we're trying to keep blends in stock! We are, though, facing a higher order volume than ever before (yay!!) and I have extended the processing time just on the off chance that we are swamped, and USPS seems to be slow lately too. Order before you need it, just in case!
I'll be posting updates or changes to processing times on instagram @ponderosacreative. Thank you for your patience!
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. Now, I work with my husband to produce this supreme quality thread gloss with all natural ingredients. Produced in small batches in-house since February 2019.
WHAT SCENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Hippie Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Frankincense Essential Oil, smells like your college visits to the dazzlingly bohemian Food Co-op.
Vacay Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Coconut Essential Oil, smells like a warm and sandy vacation.
Natural Blend: Contains Beeswax and Coconut Oil, unscented except for the naturally fragrant organic and local beeswax. A calming neutral among the chaos of life.
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, and the following essential oils: lavender, bergamot, lemon and cedar bark. 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. CURRENT BATCH the ratio is less orangey than usual so the price is reduced for now. Still smells great, but more like a holiday orange.
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 Wahl print would if it was a real life scene.
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.
Equinox Blend: aka Basic Bee Blend. Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: pumpkin, clove, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. The quintessential autumn scent that will make you want to order a venti PSL, scroll pinterest, and live your unapologetically best basic life. Some things are commonly loved for a REASON, right?
Cozy Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood, comforting and relaxed as having homemade ice cream at at your hippie mom-friend's cabin.
Tropics Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: mango, coconut, and sandalwood. Transports you to the elusive tropic anywhere-but-here.
Marie Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, rose and patchouli essential oils. Romantic, calm, inviting, wholesome and slightly bohemian.
NEW! Solstice Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: lemon, ginger, patchouli, cedarwood, geranium, and saffron. Inspired by the divine feminine represented in the changing of seasons, and the hopefulness of new beginnings. This scent blend feels simple yet complex, feminine yet neutral, and earthy yet crisp.
NEW! Horizon Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: bergamot, grapefruit, orange, neroli, cedarwood, sage. Evokes feelings of hope, passion, and perseverance. A beam of light seen through the crushing weight of late-stage capitalism. A break, an opportunity, the energy to move forward.
NEW! Daydream Blend: Contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and the following essential oils and extracts: ylang ylang, nag champa, sandalwood, and rose. Reminiscent of reading books on rainy days during college, looking out the window, pondering the future, with a vintage record playing in the background. A peaceful, calm scent blend.
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.
If I offered free shipping on this item as I do with most 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. All packages are insured. Ships internationally. Orders over $35 ship free domestically.
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.
-- We use totally all natural, unfiltered beeswax. This means that there may be a tiny amount of hive gunk at the very bottom of the gloss pot, but this won't affect the quality of the gloss. The color of the gloss will definitely vary from batch to batch, and between containers, while the consistency and effectiveness remains the same.
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 30. Please send me an email at ponderosacreative [!at] gmail.com and I will send you the form to fill out. Free shipping on all USA wholesale orders!
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1,063 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I’m so happy with this purchase! I bought this Thread Gloss to try on DMC Glow In The Dark thread. It’s a polyester blend thread and I have the most difficult time trying to thread it. After pressing & swiping 6-9 times, I can press and wipe the wax on and thread my needle perfectly like any other thread! 10/10, I do recommend.
Excellent product. Smells great, smart design for easy application, and doesn’t leave any grease or residue on fabric. I was struggling to hand embroider a monogram using six ply embroidery floss on a quilt. One quick application of this and I breezed through the rest of the monogram, no more broken threads, massive punctures in the quilt top, or tension issues on the stitches. Had a minor mix up on my order and the shop owner got back to me almost immediately to fix it. Highly recommended!
Smells amazing and makes the thread impossible to knot or tangle! Smooth glossy and slides like butter through fabric. 10/10 will be buying again. Though I hope to get the Olympic blend next time. Lavender is my favorite.
I bought the Equinox blend and it smells amazing! Because it is made from natural beeswax, the first couple of stitches are not representative of the quality. After it works into the thread more deeply (2-3 stitches), you can truly experience the difference it makes!! Love this product!
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