Update on Crawford Waxed Linen Thread

by Susan Green March 12, 2020

Crawford Waxed Linen Thread

An update on Crawford Waxed Linen Thread

After nearly 6 years supplying my fellow bookbinders and other craft makers with colourful Crawford Waxed Linen Thread, I regret I will no longer be offering it for sale.

I originally started selling thread because I was ordering whole spools for my own bookbinding business and, given how hard it is to find in many countries, I wanted to offer affordable smaller quantities to other bookbinders and crafters in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Unfortunately, the cost of keeping sufficient stock to keep my linen thread customers supplied has become too great a risk in the current economic climate.

Last chance to purchase

If you need to stock up before I remove the linen thread from my store, here's what I currently have left as of 2 April 2020:

Individual colours each 5 yards - order a Custom packet to mix & match 3 colours:

    • Coral x 4
    • Sherbet Lemon x 2
    • Pale Green x 6
    • Emerald Green x 6
    • Navy x 6
Are you still making books with this thread?

Yes! Customers wishing to order a bespoke hand bound book from me will still have the widest choice of linen binding thread colours to choose from, it's just that I'm not offering the thread for sale by itself anymore.

It has been a real joy selling this thread to you over the years, learning about your creative practices and seeing your projects. I wish you all the best and thank you for buying linen thread from me these past 6 years.

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: email info@boundbyhand.co.uk 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. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 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