18/3 Linen Thread

Item Code: S352
$16.50

Details

Unbleached Linen Thread from the UK. 100% Flax / Linen. Unwaxed. 50-gram spool. 18/3. Approx. 172 yards

Because of its strength linen thread is used to sew signatures in book binding. It is often lightly waxed with Beeswax (S289).12/3, 18/3, 35/3. The first number is the thickness of the thread. The higher the number, the thinner the thread. That is 12/3 is thicker than 18/3. The second number is the number of strands that are twisted together to make the thread. 12/3 has three strands. (Flax and linen are two words for the same thing = fabric or thread made from the flax plant.)

All measurements are approximate!
12/3 = 1mm thickness
18/3 = 0.6mm thickness
35/3 = 0.4mm thickness

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