Waxed 18/3 1.4m length
18/3 waxed linen thread in 1.4 metre lengths
Stock Status: 50 pcs
Delivery Status: 1-3 days
These lengths are bundled into individual hanks for despatch. The length of about 1.4 metres allows for two shorter lengths for those happy to avoid tangles and thread the needle more often. The full 1.4m length is probably about as much as can be managed without too many tangles whilst sewing. "18" is a guide to the thickness of the thread, and "3" is the number of separate strands spun together to make it.
18/3 is amongst the thickest normally available. We would recommend it for sewing larger books such as A3 albums, and any of the open-back bindings where the thread shows.
Linen thread is very strong, and for most bookbinding purposes thinner threads have more than sufficient strength. This thread is waxed in the factory after manufacture.