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
|Yellow||Bright Autumn Yellow|
|Sherbet Lemon||Lemon Yellow|
|Pale Green||Mint Green|
|Greens||Emerald||Dark Forest Green|
|Forest||Dark Emerald Green|
|Mid Blue||Royal Blue|
|Light Blue||Robin Egg Blue|
|Aqua||Grey-Blue (new)||Williamsburg Blue|
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|