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.

Update 14 May 2020: I regret I will soon stop offering this thread for sale. This blog post explains why. If you need to stock up before I remove it from my store, here's what I currently have left in stock:

Individual colours each 5 yards - order a Custom packet to mix & match 3 colours:
  • Pale Green x 3 (equivalent to one packet, 15 yards in total)
How to order: the Custom Packet gives you 5 yards each of 3 colours of your choice. Alternatively, 15 yards of one colour (subject to stock). Add the 'Custom' packet to your basket and when you check out leave a note with your colour choice(s). If the 'note to BOUND' box doesn't appear, just email with your colour(s) after placing your order.

      You may 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