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Thread Information and Guides

Use our buying guides to learn more about the thread on our site and get the right thread. These buying guides have information about each thread's uses, limitations, properties, and technical specifications. We have buying guides for: nylon, polyester, bobbins, monofilament, bag closing thread, polypropylene, Kevlar, fire retardant thread, Nomex, Robison-Anton embroidery thread and conversion charts, stabilizer and backing, waxed thread, artificial sinew, Irish polyester-linen, bank line, and binder / bailer twine.

Information Topics

Needle Information

groz-beckert needles

There are over 2,300 different Groz-Beckert needles. Information about needle systems, sizes, points, and premium features.

Industrial Thread Information

nylon thread spools

Information about industrial threads used to sew strong, long lasting seams in fabric, leather, canvas and other materials.

Kevlar and Fire Retardant Thread Information

kevlar thread spools

Information about thread used for high temperature applications.

Embroidery, Quilting, and Sewing Information

robison-anton thread

Information about sewing and embroidery thread, color conversion charts, and stabilizers.

Crafts Thread Information

waxed thread

Information about waxed thread, artificial sinew, and assorted twines.

  • Waxed Thread Buying Guide - Information topics about waxed thread, uses, sizes, colors, and packaging.

  • Imitation Sinew Buying Guide - Imitation sinew is sometimes called artificial sinew, simulated sinew, or fake sinew. This Buying Guide explains sinew's uses and describes its characteristics.

  • Polyester-Linen Buying Guide - Polyester-Linen thread gives an authentic look to vintage items and their modern replicas. This guide explains the thread's uses and characteristics.

  • Bank Line Buying Guide - Bank line is a strong, inexpensive, black twine (or cord) used for netting, bushcraft, and beading. This buying guide explains bank line's uses and specifications.