Waxed thread reduces tangles and makes your thread more manageable to bind with. You can buy thread that is already waxed, or use bees wax to make your own. You can find beeswax like this, or even
larger blocks, at arts and crafts stores. Or bees wax like this, which I usually find in the jewelry making section at arts and crafts stores. This type is good if you prefer to keep your hands off the wax. Slide your thread through the notch, and wax the other side as well. I prefer to wax the thread about one to two
more times. Anymore, then the thread has too much wax. It will crumble off and get messy. You can also take it out of the
container and wax the thread the same way by pressing against the block like this. The same process also works for this type of wax.