I’m sticking with the beeswax theme this week, but moving on to the August box from Craftiosity (https://craftiosity.co.uk/) featuring beeswax food wraps and an embroidered produce bag.
Included in the kit was:
- Fabric squares x2
- Beeswax pellets
- Greaseproof paper
- Cotton bag
- Embroidery thread
- Paper template
The fabric squares were actually missing from my box when I opened it up, which obviously can happen when so many boxes are being packed at once, but I got in touch with the lovely ladies at Craftiosity via Instagram and they sent out a couple of squares for me in the post straight away. The level of customer service I received from them was fantastic!
The process for making the wraps was so simple. I was amazed at how simple it was the last time I made them, but this was even easier! As the beeswax was already in pellets I didn’t have to worry about grating it or melting it down and there were no ovens involved. All you had to do was scatter the beeswax over the fabric and iron it between two pieces of parchment, ensuring that there were no bare patches. There was plenty of wax left over to create more wraps with your own fabric or to save and reseal these ones when the wax wears off a bit as they don’t last forever.
The embroidered bag was another quick project. Whilst I do like to get involved in a good big craft project, sometimes it is nice to have something that will take less than an hour to sit down and do with a nice cup of tea! The design was traced onto the bag using a pencil and then embroidered over using a combination of back stitch and satin stitch. Obviously it was a bit tricky embroidering inside the bag, but by positioning the design near the top rather than right in the middle there was a bit more room to manoeuvre. I also absolutely love the colour change embroidery thread provided in the kit. I have used it in another project recently and just think it gives a great effect to a piece of sewing.
I think I might use the bag to store my wraps in as I never know where to keep them. I had so much fun completing the two projects in this kit and also feel very eco-friendly making something reusable and plastic free!