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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.

NEW COLOURS: Newest addition is Cherry. For this and the other new colours: moss, coffee and ivory, please check the additional photos.

Please note that although I do still have at leat 5m of all other colours here, I am low in stock of some colours.

Ivory and White, Emerald and Moss, Chocolate and Coffee are different colours but so very close that I didn't give them separate images in the mosaic. Please refer to the individual images to see that
Ivory is a little bit warmer than White,
Moss is a bit darker than Dark Emerald,
and Coffee is a bit darker and less warm than Dark Chocolate.

About this thread:
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.

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


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  • Craft type: Beading, Bookbinding, Jewelry making, Leatherworking, Shoemaking
  • Length: 15 Meters
  • Materials: linen, beeswax, wax
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 601 reviews
  • Favorited by: 30 people

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