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Linen Sewing Thread - 50g skeins
Linen Sewing Thread - 50g skeins


 
50g skeins Linen Sewing Thread - natural - off-white - 100% pure linen - coated in beeswax for trouble-free sewing
10 skeins per box

Available in weights:
16/3, 18/2, 18/3 (temporarily unavailable), 18/5, 25/3, 40/3 as single skeins or boxes of 10 skeins

Help! - I am a small bookbinder with a BIG problem. I have been purchasing from you the 50g skeins of Linen Thread. However, I have lost count of the number of skeins I have wrecked whilst trying to extract the individual strands of thread prior to sewing. I always seem to get into a terrible tangle and end up with one large, unusable knot of Linen Thread. I know that the thread is also available on 250g cops, but I would much prefer to use the traditional method and besides, I am not one to give up so easily!!I can not believe that I am the only binder to be faced with this terrible predicament!! So, please, please issue us poor helpless binders with some instructions on how to use a skein of thread!!

Abel N. Willing, Knotty Ash

Editor's Response: Mr. Willing, your wish is our command. Fred Platt, our in-house expert has some advice for you.

A Very Knotty Problem - Tip of the Day

In response to the earlier letter from Abel N. Willing concerning the knotty problem of how to unravel a skein of thread, I have the greatest sympathy with him and would like to offer this advice as a possible solution.

You will need a piece of sewing Tape (approximately 6" long) or Ribbon, a pair of scissors and a hook or nail, but not necessarily an extra hand!

Having bought your thread, from Hewits of course, untangle until you have a loop with lots of strands of thread which will be approximately 24" long. Hold at one end and put the tape through and secure with pins or staples, you then need to hang this tape or ribbon on the hook.

Pulling the loop taut, cut with scissors at the bottom and then split the strands into 3 equal parts and begin to plait until you reach the end of the strands. To plait you may need to practice once or twice, and somebody with long hair is very useful.

You are now ready to use your thread but the method will not work if you pull from the bottom of the skein. You must pull from the top by the tape at all time.

It may sound complicated, but I promise it can be managed with no more than your own two hands.
Mr. Fred Platt

Prices below are subject to VAT


Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
SW-060-163S Linen Sewing Thread - 16/3 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-182S Linen Sewing Thread - 18/2 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-183S Linen Sewing Thread - 18/3 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-185S Linen Sewing Thread - 18/5 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-253S Linen Sewing Thread - 25/3 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-403S Linen Sewing Thread - 40/3 skeins (single)
£7.17 (£8.60 inc VAT)
SW-060-163 Linen Sewing Thread - 16/3 skeins (box)
£39.90 (£47.88 inc VAT)
SW-060-182 Linen Sewing Thread - 18/2 skeins (box)
£40.94 (£49.13 inc VAT)
SW-060-183 Linen Sewing Thread - 18/3 skeins (box)
£40.94 (£49.13 inc VAT)
SW-060-185 Linen Sewing Thread - 18/5 skeins (box)
£40.94 (£49.13 inc VAT)
SW-060-253 Linen Sewing Thread - 25/3 skeins (box)
£58.80 (£70.56 inc VAT)
SW-060-403 Linen Sewing Thread - 40/3 skeins (box)
£60.90 (£73.08 inc VAT)
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A good way to buy it... July 2, 2019
Reviewer: Bernard Harrison from Gunnislake, CORNWALL United Kingdom  
...but read and heed the notes on not tangling! (Or choose another method, as at http://busybusy.co/page/122-969.htm )

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