Handmade fine leather journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books and memory books by artisan bookbinder Susan Green.

Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for bookbinding, macrame, jewellery & crafts.

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

This thread is also used for leather goods work, macrame, beading, jewellery making, leather goods and gift wrapping. Pre-waxed, 4 ply (just under 1mm, comparable to 12/4).

Order either Colour Themed PacketsCustom Packet 5 yards of 3 colours of your choice (or 15 yards of a single colour), or Entire Collection to save 15% with 5 yards of each colour.

  • Autumn: Rust, Orange, Yellow 
  • Browns: Chocolate, Nut, Tan
  • Natural: Tan, Natural, White
  • Greyscale: Black, Grey, White 
  • Greens: Emerald, Forest, Olive 
  • Purples: Maroon, Purple, Lilac
  • Pinks: Red, Hot Pink, Magenta (only 2 left)
  • Blues: Navy, Mid Blue, Light Blue 
  • Aqua: Grey-Blue, Teal, Turquoise
  • Spring: Coral, Sherbet Lemon, Pale Green

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, email info@boundbyhand.co.uk). 

ENTIRE COLLECTION: 5 yards of 28 colours, no duplicates & 15% off - you pay £59.50 (full price £70).

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

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

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
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
Paperback Notebooks

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
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape