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New Cork Twisted Waxed Cord


Maine Thread twisted waxed cord has exceptional strength and durability. This cord is made of 100% polyester high-tenacity yarn and is constructed with a right or “S” twist. Twisted cords are ideal for saddlery, leathercraft, pine-needle basketry, and more.

All sizes comes with 70 yards per tube.

New Cork: Color No. 6458


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Size Guide

Thickness (1/1,000”)

Thickness (mm)

Break Strength



14 lbs.



30 lbs.



43 lbs.



49 lbs.



64 lbs.



78 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. If you’d like to see our colors first-hand, email jennifer@mainethread.com to request a complimentary color/size 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 2

.035” - Size 1

.040” - Size 0

.045” - Size 00

.050” - Size 000