Crawford Waxed Linen Thread Colour Chart

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Chocolate, Nut, Tan, Natural Linen Thread 4 ply waxed for book binding

Long before I offered Crawford brand waxed linen thread for sale, I was using its many wonderful colours as a bespoke option for my hand bound books and I gave the colours names that I thought accurately and attractively described what my clients could expect. This didn't always match the brand's colour name!

I was frustrated at how hard it was to find this thread in the UK - a common problem amongst bookbinders in European countries - so I decided to purchase it in large quantities and break it down in to affordable, project-friendly lengths for other bookbinders and crafters.

But once I started selling the linen thread I kept my existing colour names. So I thought it would be helpful if you had a chart to check my name for the colours against the Crawford name. Hopefully, in addition to a Shade Card, this will help you select the right thread for your bookbinding, macrame, leatherwork and other projects.

If you have any questions about using the thread or selecting colours please get in touch - otherwise you can scroll down for the colour conversion chart (or go straight to purchase the thread here). 

+44 (0)7748 759 371

Packet Colour Crawford Colour
Greyscale Black Black
Grey Slate Grey
White White
Natural Tan Butterscotch
Natural  Natural
White White
Browns Chocolate Dark Chocolate
Nut Walnut Brown
Tan Butterscotch
Autumn Rust Dark Rust
Orange Orange Crush
Yellow Bright Autumn Yellow
Spring Coral Salmon
Sherbet Lemon Lemon Yellow
Pale Green Mint Green
Reds Red Country Red
Magenta Magenta
Hot Pink Fuchsia
Purples Maroon Maroon
Purple Plum
Lilac Lavender
Greens Emerald Dark Forest Green
Forest Dark Emerald Green
Olive Olive Drab
Blues Navy Navy Blue
Mid Blue Royal Blue
Light Blue Robin Egg Blue
Aqua Grey-Blue (new) Williamsburg Blue
Teal Teal
Turquoise Turquoise

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

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
Miniature Journals

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
Simple Wrap Journals

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
Paperback Notebooks

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
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape