Made in Belfast, Ireland. Crawford Waxed Linen is very strong; unbreakable with bare hands. Wax coating is a shell microwax which is a hydrocarbon wax.
Irish waxed linen is a wax-coated thread that has a variety of uses:
- It holds its shape when knotted; the ends can be cut very close to a tight knot without risk of the knot coming undone.
- It can be used to hang small charms with interesting knots. Knots stay put when tied (unlike hemp and certain kinds of ribbon, for example). Also, it easily passes through button holes and small holes.
- Ideally suited for book binding, binding tiny albums, altered books, handmade cards, journals, the jewelry arena, scrapbooking and the entire paper crafting realm, to name a few venues.
Sold by the spool directly from the factory - contains 90 to 100 yards. Spool measures approximately 2-1/8 inches in height and approximately 1-3/8 inches in diameter. Spool center is open and waxed linen is spun around a hard, heavy-duty chipboard center with a 5/16 inch diameter opening.