Fil au Chinois 50 Meters No.40 Twisted Waxed Linen Thread Capsules 0.5mm

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A vintage style capsule with 50 meters of Fil au Chinois Twisted Waxed Linen Thread. This thread is a 3 ply thread with a diameter of approximately 0.5 mm and has a z twist.

It is an excellent choice of thread for sewing heavy fabrics, button holes and snaps and for many traditional and modern crafts such as; light leather work, Jewelry making, book binding. knotting, braiding and bead work. It is also an excellent thread for artistic free hand embroidery, as it gives a beautiful and unusual quality of line.

Like all Fil au Chinois threads, this thread is lightly waxed. The thread is passed through a bath of starch and bee's wax before twisting. Because the wax does not sit on the surface of the thread there is no stickiness, the threads have a nice sheen and are resistant to fraying.

The capsules are an old and traditional way of keeping threads, they keep the thread neat and prevent the thread unraveling helping to prevent any wastage

I also have this thread in the star card form which each contain 20 meters of thread and in boxes of 12 assorted threads.
If I do not have the quantity of thread that you need, please message me to check availability as I often hold more stock.

Average review
2 days ago by Monika Pflicke
Dec 26, 2017 by Jenn Wald
Dec 23, 2017 by Emmanuelle Atzmon
Excellent service and product. Very speedy delivery.
Dec 19, 2017 by Steph Bennett
Dec 19, 2017 by Monika Pflicke

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