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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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Fil Au Chinois Lin Cable No. 332, Coloured French Linen Thread, Leather Working

Fil Au Chinois Lin Cable No. 332, Coloured French Linen Thread, Leather Working
£27.00 59 Available
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Many regard the Lin Cable as THE best thread to use for leather goods, and it is the brand that Hermes uses for their range of luxury bags and items. This listing is for one 50g spool of their thickest thread (lin cable no. 332).

This thread has been corded which means that after twisting it once, it has been twisted again, and if you look at it closely it resembles miniature rope. This process makes it especially strong and round. The thread has been waxed before cording, which gives it a pleasant sheen and smooth finish without rendering it sticky like the heavily waxed Irish thread.
Adding additional wax by hand can be necessary and can easily be done.

The No. 332 cabled linen thread has a diameter of approximately 0.77mm and one spool has a length of about 133m.

This thread is made foremost as a leather sewing thread, but can be used for all projects that use linen thread, including bookbinding. Because it thread is especially strong, it is not recommended for book repair projects, though, that might involve weak paper.

The thread comes in a broad variety of colours, please have a look at the pictures in this listing and let me know which colour you would like to purchase!

night blue/nuit, cotton candy pink/bonbon are out of stock, sorry


Fil Au Chinois is made in Northern France, in Lille. The name comes from a time when everything from China seemed fashionable.

It is by many regarded as THE best thread for leather sewing and its broad range of colours and beautiful appearance make it a good choice for all who are looking for a strong thread to use for their craft projects.

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

£12.00 £0.60
United States £20.50 £0.60
Rest of the World £15.50 £1.50

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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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