Monday, April 10, 2017

Preparing for the Summer Season with Frosted Matt

The longer daylight hours of summer can be harsh on embroidery that's exposed - unless you're running Madeira's Frosted Matt!

If you didn't already know about our Frosted Matt 40 weight thread, it's the only truly matte finish polyester embroidery thread on the market. It contains a ceramic ingredient that provides extreme color fastness, making it extremely resistant to fading from sunlight. It is also Oeko-Tex® certified. So go ahead and try it out on items such as umbrellas, outdoor furniture, and nautical!

Its matte finish gives embroidery enhanced clarity, making it great for fine lettering and details, shading, and tone on tone effects. Being a polyester thread, it can withstand commercial laundering and is bleachable when well diluted.

Frosted Matt is a general use 40 weight thread and runs similar to our other 40 weight threads, however you should keep in mind the following:
  • Frosted Matt is a #40 weight thread, but slightly thinner than a rayon or polyester #40 weight so it is recommended when filling in large areas that you adjust the density
  • For best results digitizing for Frosted Matt, set the punch parameter to 3.5 or .35 to maximum 4.0 or .40 stitch density
  • A #65/9 or #75/11 needle is recommended
So, stand out from the crowd with this unique embroidery thread and to the summer sun, we say Bring It!