Crawford Waxed Irish Linen Thread 4 ply for bookbinding, macrame, leatherwork and crafts

Offered in affordable colour-themed packets with 5 yards each of 3 colours, 15 yards in total, this is the preferred thread for professional bookbinders and is ideal for exposed spine bindings such as the Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian and Japanese Stab Stitch.

Also used for leather goods work, macrame, beading, jewellery making, strong mending, etc. Pre-waxed, 4 ply (just under 1mm, comparable to 12/4). It's also a great way to package up gifts! 

You can also choose a 'custom' packet with 5 yards of 3 x colours of your choice (or if you prefer, 15 yards of a single colour), or order the 'entire collection' with 5 yards of each colour. 

PACKETS (colour combinations updated March 2017)

Autumn: Rust, Orange, Yellow 

Browns: Chocolate, Nut, Tan

Natural: Tan, Natural, White

Greyscale: Black, Grey, White 

Greens: Emerald, Forest, Olive (Olive replaces Mint)

Purples: Maroon, Purple, Lilac

Pinks: Red, Hot Pink, Magenta (Magenta replaces Soft Pink)

Blues: Navy, Mid, Light

Aqua: Turquoise, Teal, Light Blue

Spring: Coral, Sherbet Lemon, Pale Green (Coral replaces Magenta) 

CUSTOM: your choice of 3 colours, 5 yards of each (or 15 yards of one colour). Please specify colours in the 'Note To BOUND' box at checkout (if this does not appear, just email with your selection).

ENTIRE COLLECTION: 5 yards of 27 different colours. No duplicates and 15% off - you pay £57.37 (full price £67.50).

PLEASE NOTE: Some images show whole spools and in the foreground the 5 yards of each colour you will receive. Colours may vary slightly between dye lots and may appear different in person due to variations in your device's screen. If colour matching is crucial you can order a shade card here. If you're looking for whole spools, please get in touch as these can be pre-ordered twice a year, next taking pre-orders in July 2017.

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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
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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
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8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape