LACONIA, N.H. — February 18, 2015 — New from Madeira to the Decorated Apparel Market is an embroidery thread that offers the rugged appearance of cotton with the durability of acrylic. At 50-percent cotton and 50-percent acrylic, Madeira’s new BurmilanaCo is a cousin to its popular 50/50 wool/acrylic blend, Burmilana. The new BurmilanaCo is a 12 weight machine embroidery thread that offers a hand-embroidered look. Available in 72 colors, it is more economical than the wool blend, is easy to run and provides a beautiful, subtle stitch out. While 65 of its colors are solid, 7 are a soft, stylish mélange of related tones.
Madeira USA president Shirley Clark explains, “When we learned of the worldwide designers and decision makers that Madeira Germany has sent this new thread to, we knew we wanted to offer it to our customers here in the U.S. It is unique, bold, easy to run, and makes a very strong statement. For those who are fashion-minded, whether keeping up with trends or setting them, I think they will be extremely interested in seeing what this new specialty thread can produce.”
With a natural, soft hand, BurmilanaCo is an excellent choice for chenille embroidery, chain stitch, fringing, decorative seams and other special effects. Due to its thicker weight, the use of a #100/16 needle is recommended, as well as slightly tightening the tension on the embroidery machine. A sheet of full suggestions for optimal use is available from Madeira USA. BurmilanaCo has been tested and cleared to be free from any harmful substances by the international Oeko-Tex organization, receiving a Class 1 rating, which clears the thread for use on baby clothes.
Posted February 18, 2015
Source: Madeira USA