Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for bookbinding and crafts

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Crawford waxed linen thread for bookbinding in easy to afford, colour-themed packets.

This 4 ply waxed linen thread is ideal for Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian and Japanese Stab Stitch books. You can also use it for other stitching crafts, macrame, beading, jewellery and small-scale weaving.

At 4 ply, the width is just under 1mm, comparable to 12/4, and the wax is vegan.  The wide range of colours makes it easy to co-ordinate thread with cover materials to give your projects flair. I use Crawford Waxed Linen Thread for most of my books and can recommend it for any exposed spine binding.

Order options:
  • Colour-Themed Packet 5 yards x 3 colours, 15 yards in total
  • Custom Packet 15 yards of one colour OR 5 yards of 3 colours of your choice. Add the 'Custom' packet to your basket and when you check out leave a note with your colour choice(s). If the 'note' box doesn't appear, just email with your colour(s). White, Red, Tan & Hot Pink are currently out of stock.
  • Entire Collection 5 yards x 28 colours, save 15%!
  • Browns: Chocolate, Nut, Tan *sold out*
  • Natural: Tan, Natural, White *sold out*
  • Greyscale: Black, Grey, White *sold out*
  • 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 *sold out*
  • Purples: Maroon, Purple, Lilac

Colours may vary slightly between dye lots; if colour matching is crucial you can order a Shade Card. You may also find this Colour Conversion Chart useful as the colour names above don't necessarily correlate with Crawford's names.

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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 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