Waxed 40/3 1.4m length
40/3 waxed linen thread in 1.4 metre lengths
Stock Status: 50 pcs
Delivery Status: 1-3 days
These lengths are bundled into small hanks ready for despatch. The length of about 1.4 metres allows for two shorter lengths for those happy to cut the thread to help avoid tangles, although this means threading the needle more often. The full 1.4m length is probably about as much as can be managed without too many tangles whilst sewing.
"40" is a guide to the thickness of the thread, and "3" is the number of separate strands spun together to make it. 40/3 is the thinnest linen thread available. We would recommend it for sewing any books of several sections, although larger albums might benefit from a stronger thread such as a 25/3.
Linen thread is very strong, and for most bookbinding purposes thinner threads, such as this, have more than sufficient strength. Thinner threads have the advantage of causing less swell to the back of a book with many sections. This thread is waxed during manufacture in the factory.