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Lin Cable No. 632, original 50g reel, Fil Au Chinois, French Waxed Linen Thread

Lin Cable No. 632, original 50g reel, Fil Au Chinois, French Waxed Linen Thread
£34.00 10 Available
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Lin Cable thread is often mentioned as the best thread for sewing leather and is used by luxury brands like Hermes. 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. 632 thread. The manufacturer gives a diameter of
0.51mm for this No. 632 thread, and the 50g spool holds approximately 285m of thread.

Lin Cable is corded which means it has been twisted twice: it is made of three strands each of which consists of three strands. Cabling increases the resistance, giving a nicely rounded thread.

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.

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United Kingdom £5.00

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