Metallic No. 120 is a metallic effect accompanying yarn offered in a full range of 16 beautiful jewel tones. On the 1,100 yd super spool, it’s the perfect choice for sweaters, scarves or other projects where you want a lot of shimmer and shine within your knitting or crocheting. 45% polyamide, 55% metallic polyester. To make metallic thread you must wrap a super thin strip of foil around a center thread and then bond them together. With the help of precision German engineering, MADEIRA has perfected this process and you can see the result in the uncommon sturdiness and flexibility of all MADEIRA Metallics. Available in 16 colors, all on spools with double locking end caps to keep thread neat and tidy.
Metallic thread brings shimmer and shine –and greater perceived value — to your embroidery. MADEIRA’s Metallic Threads feature a strong textured polyester filament core with a metallized polyester foil wrap, promising uncompromised strength and durability. And with more metallic colors than anywhere else in the industry, MADEIRA’s Metallic will spark your imagination, as well as your design!
Metallic is less pliable, therefore, tensions should be readjusted. A sample run is recommended on the production fabric before attempting to run the production order. Metallic thread will usually run as well as rayon, provided that tensions are looser than normal. Fabric type and weight, along with the execution of the design, will determine how loose or tight the tensions should be set.
The design must be programmed correctly for metallic thread. It is essential that your puncher (software) is adjusted to the type and size of metallic thread, along with the fabric it will be stitched on. Consequently, stitch length and density must be adjusted accordingly.
When stitching with metallic on any machine, make sure that your equipment is in excellent running condition. Also, the thread guides should be free of rough spots.
When switching to metallic from another thread type, start with a new needle. The bobbin cases should also be checked and cleaned.
Stabilizers: Recommended according to fabric and pattern.