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Celtic Best Twist Linen Cord 500g

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500g cones of very strong, smooth natural coloured (undyed) pure linen with a best twist.

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Celtic is a very strong, high quality, high twist pure linen yarn available in two different thicknesses and three different sized cones to give you the perfect amount for your project. The thicknesses are 2.3mm and 3.1mm and the cones begin at 100g with 250g and 500g options.

It has a “best twist” as it is made from multiple ends of fine, smooth linen twisted together and then back on themselves. This is a very time-consuming production method, but creates an exceptionally strong, smooth yarn and adds to the strength and appearance.


As it’s so strong the cord is suitable for weaving in the warp, macrame and other heavy duty projects. It is the ideal warp yarn for tapestry looms, table and floor looms, peg looms and tablet weaving looms. Excellent for knotting crafts and will create very tough braids and tassels. Celtic can be knitted and crocheted and would make very strong and robust bags, bowls, boxes, pouffes or floor cushions.

Makes a really useful all round string when a picture needs re-stringing or a strong string in the garden is required.

The cord can be dyed with cold water dyes to transform it to your own colourways. As it is quite dense it might not dye quite as quickly as other linen yarns as the pigment may struggle to penetrate through the twists, but should eventually give good results. The natural shade will produce heathery, subtle shades.

A perfect macrame cord for lighter weight pieces without worrying about weakness or stretching. The cord can be combed out nicely into fringing, but it will have a slight kink to it due to the high twist.

Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Knitting, Knotting, Macrame, Rugmaking, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving


The cord is regularly available, is a brilliant price (especially compared to other macrame type cords per metre) and really versatile.

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Main Fibre Content Linen
Price Per 100g £3.00
Feltable No
Dyeable Yes
Crafts Suitable For Beading, Bookbinding, Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Jewellery Making, Knitting, Knotting, Lacemaking, Macrame, Rugmaking, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving
Ply n/a
Gauge or Tension Medium - 2.3mm, Thick - 3.1mm
Yarn Count -
Wraps Per Inch (WPI) Medium - 11, Thick - 8
Length Medium - 250m & Thick - 130m
Product Weight 500g
When It's Gone It's Gone No
Washing Instructions Gentle Hand Wash, Machine Wash at 30⁰, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Can Be Tumble Dried, Hot Iron, Iron Under Damp Cloth, Can Be Dry Cleaned
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