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This listing is for 15 meter (3 x 5m) of Crawford’s 4-ply Waxed Linen Thread. Please let me know your choice of colours during checkout (as message to seller). You can see your available options in one of the photos. Minimum order per colour is 5m, thread longer than 5m is normally delivered in one piece unless otherwise specified.
This thread is a NeL 18/4 thread. This means it is spun from 4 fine strings of yarn, (also referred to as “ply” in the title), the 18 before the slash denotes the thickness of the individual string of yarn.

Waxed linen thread is highly valued because it is a durable, strong and versatile stringing material that works great for knotting and braiding, and is thus used for a wide variety of traditional and modern crafts. Among them bookbinding, basket weaving and macrame, for leather works, for making jewellery, and many more.

This is a heavily waxed thread. This means the fibres are embedded in wax which protects the colours and renders the thread less susceptible to moisture which is important for sewing sails or other outdoor equipment. The wax also lets the thread hold a given shape more easily and renders it slightly sticky, which has the advantage that knots and slings will hold more reliably. However, depending on the intended use it is advisable to run the thread between your fingers several times to brush off excess wax before using it.

Measuring with a calliper gauge yields a thickness of about 0,7mm.

In one of the images you will find an overview over all colours. In other pictures you will see limited colour ranges with names side by side. Please note that these extra images only show colours that I personally find hard to distinguish and do not show the full range of colours.

The thread will reach you wound on a piece of cardboard in a protective sleeve to avoid it getting dirty.

Please note:
Colours viewed on a screen look different than the real thing

Furthermore the exact colour varies substantially from dye lot to dye lot. Therefore thread bought under the same name at different times may look different. Better order enough thread to last through your whole project.

Pick this item several times only if you want the pieces individually packed (for example because you want to give them away as gifts). It will be cheaper for you to choose a listing with the total meters you want to purchase and let me know what colours you want. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

15m of Crawford's waxed 4-ply Linen Thread, your choice of up to 3 Colors

$10.76 USD
Please select from the available options


  • Materials: linen, beeswax, wax
  • Ships worldwide from Nottingham, United Kingdom
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