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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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Lin Cable No. 532, Fil Au Chinois, 50g reel French Waxed Linen Thread

Lin Cable No. 532, Fil Au Chinois, 50g reel French Waxed Linen Thread
£34.00 10 Available
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Lin Cable thread is by many considered THE best thread for sewing leather. It is exceptionally strong and has a smooth, non-sticky surface with a subtle sheen.

Fil Au Chinois use their own, non-standard sizes; they are called 832, 632, 532, 432, and 332 with 332 being the thickest and 832 the thinnest.

This listing is for one 50g reel of the No. 532 thread. The manufacturer gives a diameter of 0.57mm for this No. 532 thread.

Lin Cable is lightly waxed, cabled linen thread. Being cabled means that it has been twisted twice; this makes the thread excptionally strong and evenly round.

Linen thread in general and this one in particular can be used everywhere where a strong thread is needed, including not only fine leatherworks but also beading, bookbinding, puppets on strings, knotting, and many more.

I recently received stock of more colours which is reflected in the choice you have but not yet in the photo-mosaic of colours. Sorry - I am working on it


The brand Fil Au Chinois was first registered in 1847 in Lille and the thread is still produced in France. The name dates back to that period in France when anything Oriental was fashionable.

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 £4.00 £0.50

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 £0.50
United States £20.50 £2.00
Rest of the World £15.50 £2.00

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