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Morphy
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Jun 16th, 2019 at 2:10pm
 
I am looking for a place to buy high quality bleached linen thread/cordage. I bought 2 rolls of 12/3 linen thread (approx. 1 mm or just slightly thicker than waxed tooth floss).† I spent approx. 35 US dollars for them. They might be enough for one sling but 35 dollars for just the raw cordage is quite a bit!

Does anyone have a cheaper supply of natural "inelastic" cordage? Thanks!
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Reply #1 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 2:20pm
 
I still have a good bit of linen cord left in a spool I got a while back.† But I've started using it more regularly for new slings, so about a month ago I was looking around for options when it does run out.† I don't have a specific supplier to recommend, but there are some pretty good deals on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/search?q=natural%20linen%20cord.† Although most of the interesting options are outside the US, so shipping costs might negate what starts out as a good deal.
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Reply #2 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 3:24pm
 
Iíve gotten some nice linen from here:
https://natural-craft-supply.com/collections/string-twine
Iíve only tried the 6 strand domestic linen, but itís about the nicest linen Iíve used in terms of quality. It is thinner than I like for most of the Egyptian slings I make ( but thicker than I like for a fine Tut reproduction), so I mostly use it for slings with twisted cords rather than braided. I also like it for whipping, stitching, and other jobs like that, but I rub wax on it for those kind of things. One spool lasts me quite a while, but exactly how many slings I can get out of it I couldnít say for sure.

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Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 11:37am
 
Thanks for the leads guys. So far both places seem like good possibilities. The place I'm buying from now seems to sell a good product but $18 dollars for 50 grams of linen thread seems mighty pricey.
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Reply #4 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 3:37pm
 
linen is always expensive but 35 dollars does seem high ...how about a beading shop ..it is what I use .
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Reply #5 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 9:24am
 
Apparently itís pretty labor intensive to make linen, and there is approximately zero production in the US. Thereís a good chance that tarriffs might also add to the price, but I havenít looked that up.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Linen.html
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Reply #6 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 10:16pm
 
Eudave wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 3:37pm:
linen is always expensive but 35 dollars does seem high ...how about a beading shop ..it is what I use .



I need to shop around apparently. The stuff I bought is very high quality but a better balance between price and quality would be nice to find. If I locate any cheap bulk sources I'll post the link here.
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