Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for bookbinding, macrame, weaving

Size Guide
Crawford 4 ply waxed linen thread is preferred for exposed spine bindings such as the Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian and Japanese Stab Stitches. 

The linen thread is pre-waxed (vegan) and it's 4 ply with a width of just under 1mm, comparable to 12/4. It's also used for macrame, small-scale weaving, beading, jewellery making and leather goods. 

My colour-themed or custom packets are the affordable way to buy Crawford linen thread in convenient lengths for your projects. You can order either a: 

  • Colour Themed Packet 5 yards each of 3 colours, 15 yards in total.
  • Custom Packet 5 yards each of 3 colours of your choice (or 15 yards of a single colour),
  • Save 15% with the Entire Collection which has 5 yards of every colour.
  • Browns: Chocolate, Nut, Tan
  • Natural: Tan, Natural, White
  • Greyscale: Black, Grey, White 
  • Greens: Emerald, Forest, Olive
  • Blues: Navy, Mid Blue, Light Blue 
  • Aqua: Grey-Blue, Teal, Turquoise
  • Spring: Coral, Sherbet Lemon, Pale Green
  • Autumn: Rust, Orange, Yellow 
  • Pinks: Red, Hot Pink, Magenta
  • Purples: Maroon, Purple, Lilac* Lilac is currently unavailable. You can choose another colour to replace it (leave a message in the 'Note' box at checkout, or email me). Otherwise you'll receive 7.5 yards each of Maroon and Purple.

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, email Lilac is currently unavailable. 


5 yards each of 28 colours, no duplicates and you save 15% - £59.50 (full price £70).

PLEASE NOTE: 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


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A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
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