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I am selling all coloured linen threads in small pieces. Some amounts are listed and quick to buy, but I am happy to list a custom amount for you. - Just get in touch!
I never send out a random replacement in the rare case that something you ordered is out of stock. I will always try to get in touch with you, to hear whether you wish to cancel or change your order.

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Waxed Linen Thread, 4-ply, Bookbinding Thread, NeL 18-4, Crawford's Irish Linen

Waxed Linen Thread, 4-ply, Bookbinding Thread, NeL 18-4, Crawford's Irish Linen
£22.15 20 Available
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This listing is for a full 50g spool of 4-ply waxed Irish Linen thread from Crawford. Please see below or list of available colours.

Linen thread is generally chosen for its superior strength among natural fibres and is the go-to option for many traditional crafts from harness making and general leather working , over tent and sail making to bookbinding.
The beeswax coating makes the thread slip through material and holes without fraying and makes it suitable for outdoor use. It also ends the tendency to build up kinks while sewing and make knots hold more strongly.

I recommend this thread for beginner and experienced bookbinder's alike. The broad variety of colours makes it a joy to work with this brand.

Contact me to let me know which colour you would like. Currently available and in stock are:
Victorian Rose
Country Red
Orange Crush
Bright Autumn Yellow
Dark Moss
Williamsburg Blue
Royal Blue
Slate Grey

If you are interested in a different colour, you are welcome to contact me too.

The last image shows my own work where I used the thread. The book is not part of this listing.


I buy my thread locally (not from the US like most others) and have a few not otherwise available colours in my stock.

I use it for all kinds of bookbinding project but I think it's the best thread around for tacket bindings.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Büchertiger Supplies within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £4.50 £0.00

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£8.50 £0.60
USA and Canada £10.00 £1.50
Rest of the World £10.00 £1.50

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