Coats Barbour Linen Machine Thread 18/6ply 250g Cones

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Coats Barbour Linen Machine Thread 18/6ply

Coats Barbour's Linen uses only the highest quality of flax. Consistency is guaranteed by the blending of batches.

One of the linen's greatest assets is its low extensibility (almost no stretch) and thus its ability to hold a tight knot in the lockstitch seam; this makes it particularly suitable for the welt and other forms of sole sewing. The low extensibility makes Coats Barbour's Linen ideal for end uses where no ‘give’ is required.

The natural look of the linen thread seam enhances its aesthetic appearance. Linen degrades naturally and thus is an environmentally friendly sewing thread.


  • Size: 18/6 ply
  • Tex: 552
  • Length: +/- 430m


  • Automotive
  • Luggage and travel goods
  • Bedding and mattresses
  • Bookbinding
  • Cable binding
  • Canvas
  • Carpets
  • Cigarette tapes
  • Sports balls
  • Cricket bats
  • Cable industry
  • Fishing lines
  • Furniture Upholstery
  • Equestrian
  • Lace
  • Medical supplies
  • Polishing buffs (on industrial grinding machines)
  • Saddlery
  • Outdoor goods and sports equipment
  • Weaving
  • Wigs

Features & Benefits

  • Coats Barbour's Linen does not melt and has a high initial modulus
  • Linen elasticity is almost nil, it does not stretch and is easily dyed
  • Linen forms a strong knot, possesses high strength, and its strength increases when wet (by 10-15%)
  • Good fastness to UV Light and high moisture absorption
  • A natural product suitable for crafting traditional and authentic products, enhancing their visual appeal
  • Barbour’s Linen will wear at the same rate as other natural materials
  • Linen degrades naturally and thus is an environmentally friendly solution
  • It is a natural fibre, does not melt, and swells when wet
  • Low extension at break, approximately 2.5%
  • Gets stronger when wet, approximately 5%
  • Satin-finished linen thread has an excellent appearance in stitched leather seams
  • Knots hold better than synthetic equivalent