Prior to mercerizing of cotton thread in the 19th century, linen thread was the most common thread used. Used on linen, wool and sometimes for construction on silks and blends, it could be bought in a variety of weights and qualities depending on the end purpose.
All of our 100% European linen threads are wet-spun, line flax which gives them a high level of durability.
This weight of thread is most commonly used for general-purpose sewing where strength and durability is needed.
It can be used on linens, wools, blends and for construction of heavy silks such as brocades.