Bright Idea

A tea light candle makes an inexpensive, convenient thread waxer. Remove the metal cup and wick and slide a large chenille stem through the center. Twist the stem ends together and hang the candle near your work space.

—Sarah H. Fredette

Williamsburg, Massachusetts

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