Tips & Best Practice
for ‘Faux Chenille’ embroidery!
The key to achieving flawless faux chenille is selecting the correct THREAD!
Burmilana wool blend embroidery thread creates an interesting texture and fills objects quickly. When paired with the correct stitch types, it creates the look and feel of Chenille without the need for expensive specialized attachments.
Madeira’s Burmilana thread is 3 x thicker than standard embroidery thread and comprises of finely spun wool and acrylic fibers at a 50:50 ratio.
These combinations create its unique embroidered texture, but the spun construction & the wool component means it leaves behind a build-up of lint and fluff on the embroidery machines.
When choosing to embroider with Madeira’s Burmilana thread, a few considerations and machine maintenance are recommended.
Tips for the Best Results
After a few more bobbin changes, lift the stitch plate and brush or vacuum this area and clean the whole thread pass, including removing the lint from the tension disks. Ideally, clean regularly!
Recommendations by Barbara Stümer, Wilcom Europe