Granite Braided Waxed Cord


Maine Thread braided waxed cord has exceptional strength and durability. Made of 100% polyester high-tenacity yarn, braided waxed cord is a premier choice for professional and amateur leathercrafters everywhere.

All sizes comes with 70 yards per tube.

Granite: Color No. 1036 

Size Guide

Thickness (1/1,000”)

Thickness (mm)

Break Strength



32 lbs.



40 lbs.



68 lbs.


All photos were taken in natural light. Appearance of color may vary slightly under different light, and on various computer monitors. Color can also vary depending on the thickness of thread and dye lots. If you’d like to see our colors first-hand, email to request a complimentary sample card.


Many crafters use harness needles when sewing with waxed cord. Harness needles have a rounded point and are often used for hand-stitching leather. We recommend the following pairings for needle and thread

.020” - Size 3

.030” - Size 1

.040” - Size 0

Bulk Ordering

Check back soon for information on ordering our braided cord by the pound.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

My go to thread type and brand.

Hanging Sculpture

I love this product. I've been creating ceramic tiles and using them to make hanging sculptures. Before I was using upholstery thread which worked fine, but wasn't the best aesthetically. The Maine Thread braided waxed cord is strong, beautiful, the slightly tacky finish allows for more control and subtle articulation, and I love the color options. Right now I'm using Granite and Russet and they create such a lovely, finished look for the sculptures. I will definitely be buying more.

Mark Roberts
Just the Best

I have been using the majority of the Chinese, Japanese, and French threads over the past year, and many of those are good for various reasons. but for my experience Main Threads braided poly is superior in every way.