Sajou Fil au Chinois "Lin Cable" Waxed Linen Thread #332 (0.77mm) in 31 colors/Saddlery Thread/Corded Thread/Linen Cable/Thread for Leather

Sajou Fil au Chinois "Lin Cable" Waxed Linen Thread #332 (0.77mm) in 31 colors/Saddlery Thread/Corded Thread/Linen Cable/Thread for Leather



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  • Materials: linen thread, wax

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Brand new Sajou Fil au Chinois "Lin Cable" Waxed Linen Thread #332 (0.77mm diameter). 31 colors. Made in France
♦ Thread is not on a spool. You will get winded to cardboard and placed to protective plastic bag thread.
The #332 linen cable is the thickest thread in the range with a diameter of 0.77mm. Each spool contains 50 grams, about 133 meters of thread. These threads are twisted when damp, which avoids the linen fiber from being altered during twisting. Cabling or cording is a twisting of two already-twisted threads.
♦♦♦♦♦ About Fil au Chinois "Lin Cable" waxed linen thread: ♦♦♦♦♦
The Fil Au Chinois waxed “Lin Cable” is a luxury thread for high-quality leather work. As indicated in the name, this thread is cabled, signifying that the threads have been twisted a first time, and then these threads are assembled and twisted a second time. The term "cable", or corded, signifies this double twist. This obviously increases greatly the solidity of the thread, but also makes it more rounded, particularly adaptable for leather work. We have five thicknesses of linen cable: N°332 (0.77mm diameter), N°432 (0.63mm diameter), N°532 (0.57mm diameter), N°632 (0.51mm diameter), and N°832 (0.43mm diameter).
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The name, fil au Chinois, dates back to a period in France when anything Oriental was fashionable. This interest for the Orient became very popular with the expedition to Egypt in 1798, by Bonaparte (the future Napoléon), Algeria’s conquest by France (1830) and twenty-five years later the opening up of China and Japan only reinforced this interest. The beginning of the brand Au Chinois was at the heart of this cultural movement. The idea was a success as it permitted the creation of a character easily identifiable and now legendary.
The brand, Fil Au Chinois was registered in 1847, by Francois-Philibert Vrau who founded his company in Lille twenty years beforehand. This was to protect an innovative method to present threads; spools surrounded with a label and placed in boxes.
But the brand Fil au Chinois really took off in the 1850’s with the arrival of Philibert Vrau, the director’s son.
Then, like many other brands in Northern France, the Fil Au Chinois had a long period of decline mainly due to the first domestic sewing machines which were unsuitable for linen threads, industrial difficulties, inappropriate commercial policies...
While production numbers for the Fil Au Chinois didn’t stop decreasing, the interest for publicity objects and old products only increased for seasoned collectors.
The Fil Au Chinois thread could have been in danger of disappearing had it not been for two, determined industrialists, Olivier and Bruno Toulemonde.In charge of Ets Toulemonde, one of the last remaining French thread manufacturers, the two brothers realized the importance of reviving and prolonging the history of Fil Au Chinois.
In 2007, Olivier and Bruno Toulemonde, determined to revive Fil Au Chinois and bring it back to its former glory, bought the branded product having overcome various difficulties amongst them putting machines back into working order, some dating back to 1890.
Frédérique Crestin-Billet, a passionate collector and herself at the heart of the Sajou brand revival, is part of this joint venture to restore the quality packaging that was once the hallmark of Fil Au Chinois.


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Krit May 11, 2020

4 out of 5 stars

Great! Good thread. Used it on a nice wallet.

Jordan Apr 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the wonderful threads!! Perfect!

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Great thread and responsive seller. I'm all happy!

KathyJu Jun 5, 2017

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Alles wie beschrieben. Ware ist sehr gut verpackt angekommen.