The Sewing Place

Help sourcing thread please

sewmuchmore

Help sourcing thread please
« on: February 17, 2018, 17:31:17 PM »
Urban threads have a design that uses Madeira Burmilana thread. Has anyone come across this? The Madeira shop seems to be trade only and all my searches just keep taking me back to the Madeira website.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Kad

Re: Help sourcing thread please
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 17:42:31 PM »
Burmilana is the same thread as 'lana' by Madeira. It is wool-like with a Matt finish and needs a 100/16 size needle. I've used it for machine embroidered animals but the designs are specially digitised for the thicker threads.

It's available from Barnyarns nr Ripon - barnyarns.com
Producing patchwork on the periphery of Preston

sewmuchmore

Re: Help sourcing thread please
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 18:58:23 PM »
Thank you, I have some Lana thread that I have never tried so will have a go with this.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

BrendaP

Re: Help sourcing thread please
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 21:57:27 PM »
Yes, it's wool-acrylic blend.  They call it size 12 but in reality it's more like the thickness of size 8 cotton Perle.  Available from Barnyarns.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/