This high quality linen cord, imported from Italy, is very soft and pliable. It is 4 ply with 4 strands woven together and has a thickness of approximately 3/32" or 2.25 mm. It is unwaxed, unbleached, and minimally processed. Typically it is used in bookbinding for sewing on cords and used with a sewing frame. The individual strands of the cord separate easily for lacing into book boards and flatten out as it is worked into a cover.