Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for bookbinding and crafts

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Crawford waxed linen thread (4 ply) in easy to afford, colour-themed packets.

This waxed linen thread is ideal for Coptic, Longstitch, Secret Belgian and Japanese Stab Stitch exposed spine 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. I use Crawford Waxed Linen Thread for most of my books; the strength, grip and flexiblity make it a joy to work with. The wide range of colours makes it easy to co-ordinate thread with cover materials to give your projects flair. 

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. Email with your choice(s) or leave a note at checkout.
  • Entire Collection 5 yards x 28 colours, save 15%
  • 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

Colours may vary slightly between dye lots; if colour matching is crucial you can order a Shade Card.


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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. You can 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. 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