This high quality linen cord is imported from France. It is very soft and pliable. It is 2 ply with 2 strands woven together and has a thickness of approximately 1/16" or 1.5 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.