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4 ply Waxed Linen Thread for bookbinding, leatherwork, macrame, craft yarn

4 ply Waxed Linen Thread for bookbinding, leatherwork, macrame, craft yarn
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Offered in affordable, project-friendly packets of 3 complimentary colours, 5 yards of each (15 yards in total), Crawford Waxed Linen Thread is the thread of choice for many bookbinders. It is 4 ply, just under 1 mm

It is especially suited to exposed spine bindings including the Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian, Pamphlet and Japanse Stab Stitches. NOT suitable for very fine, cased-in work.

Whether you're just learning to make books or are a professional bookbinder, this is the thread for you. I use it myself on all my exposed leather bindings and wouldn't be without it.

Choose from the following packets - please leave a note when you order:

- AUTUMN: Rust, Orange & Yellow
- BROWNS: Chocolate, Nut & Tan
- NATURAL: Tan, Natural & White
- GREYSCALE: Black, Grey & White
- BLUES: Navy, Mid & Light Blue
- AQUA: Teal, Turquoise & Light Blue
- GREENS: Emerald, Forest & Olive
- PINKS: Red, Hot Pink & Magenta
- SPRING: Coral, Sherbet Lemon & Pale Green
- CUSTOM: your own 3 colours, please send me a note at checkout or email info(at)

PROJECT IDEAS & TIPS on my blog:

PLEASE NOTE: Some images show a whole spool in the background, with 5 yards in the foreground. You will receive 5 yards each of 3 different colours, NOT the whole spool.


I use this thread myself and am happy to offer it in affordable project-friendly lengths for my fellow bookbinders and crafters. I wish I'd found this thread when I was just starting out!

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