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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!
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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
£22.80 19 Available
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This listing is for a full 50g spool of 4-ply waxed Irish Linen thread from Crawford. Crawford's thread is heavily waxed, you can feel the wax sitting on the outside and covering the thread. This beeswax coating makes the thread slip through material and holes without fraying and makes it suitable for outdoor use. It also keeps knots and loops in place for easy knotting, and minimizes the tendency of twisted yarn to build up kinks while sewing.

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.

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.

One of the images shows a book, my own work, in which 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 £5.00

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