I'm pleased to offer for sale Crawford Waxed Irish Linen Thread in short, affordable lengths in a range of wonderful colours. This is the premium thread for exposed spine bindings such as Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian and Japanese Stab Stitch. A very strong thread, it's 4-ply and pre-waxed with natural beeswax for your convenience. Crawford Waxed Linen is the preferred thread of professional bookbinders and book artists, and it would also be suitable for leather work, beading, macrame, jewellery making and strong mending.
When I started bookbinding, this thread was next to impossible to purchase in the UK. Now, I import it from the USA and have broken each spool down into usable, affordable lengths in packets of 3 complimentary colours.
Each packet contains 5 yards of each colour, giving 15 yards in total and costs £7.50 - shop now and choose from the following:
Greyscale: Black, Charcoal Grey, White
Natural: Tan, Natural, White
Browns: Chocolate, Nut, Tan
Autumn: Rust, Orange, Yellow
Pinks: Red, Hot Pink, Soft Pink
Purples: Maroon, Purple, Lilac
Greens: Emerald, Forest, Mint
Blues: Navy, Mid, Light
Aqua: Turquoise, Teal, Light Blue
Spring: Magenta, Sherbet, Pale Green
Custom: your own choice of 3 colours.
Colours may vary slightly between dye lots and may appear different in person due to variations in your computer screen, mobile or tablet. So if colour matching is crucial to you, you can order a Shade Card (£5 and is redeemable against a future purchase of thread).
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|