Crawford Waxed Linen Thread: Special Offer

by Susan Green December 10, 2018

Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for Bookbinding

Hello fellow bookbinders! I'm running a special offer on Crawford waxed linen bookbinding thread until the 20th of December. You can buy 3 colour-themed packets for the price of 2, which saves you £7.50. Enter code LINEN18 at checkout.

Each packet contains 3 colours of 4 ply waxed linen thread, 5 yards of each. If you just want one colour, buy a Custom packet to get a whole 15 yards of just that colour that you need. 

Crawford 4 ply Waxed Linen Thread for Bookbinding

I use this waxed linen thread for almost all of my books: it's the perfect thickness for exposed spine styles such as the Longstitch, Japanese Stab Stitch, Coptic and Secret Belgian bindings. It can also be used for simple Pamphlet stitches and other crafts such as beading, weaving, macrame and leatherwork. 

Japanese Stab Stitch Sketchbooks

If you need some inspiration and tips for using the Crawford waxed linen thread, take a look at these blog posts:

Learning to Make Japanese Stab Stitch Books

Crawford Colour Conversion Chart

Ideas & Tips for using Waxed Linen Thread

If you have any questions, please do get in touch
Susan Green
07748 759 371

Susan Green
Susan Green


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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder. You can email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
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


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 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