Waxed Linen Thread

Waxed Irish Linen is a strong, wax-coated cloth thread woven from flax fiber that is difficult to break and holds a knot extremely well. The slender yet strong nature of Waxed Irish Linen makes it ideal for passing through small holes and slender loops and allows for intricate and unique knots.

In addition to jewelry making, Waxed Irish Linen is widely used in sewing leather, book binding, macrame, basket weaving and for building model ships.

Waxed Irish Linen comes in a rainbow of color-fast and washable colors and weights/thicknesses called ply.

We carry 2-ply, 4-ply, 7-ply, and 12 ply 50 gram spools and precut 10 yard and 25 yard lengths.

The approximate length of a full spool:
2 Ply is 190 - 200 yards
4 Ply is 90 - 100 yards
7 Ply is 140 - 150 yards
12 Ply is 170 - 180 yards

The approximate thickness of the
2 Ply is .52mm.,
4 Ply is .82mm,
7 Ply is 1.02mm
12 Ply is 1.4mm.

It is a Usual S twist -
if you hold the cord in the left hand and twist with your right it is
twisted away from you. If you twist toward you, it comes un-plied.

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