Madeira's finely spun wool blend is a 50% wool, 50% acrylic embroidery thread. It is great for stitching onto knitwear and looks beautiful as chenille, loop pile or chain stitch embroideries. For fashion, knitted goods, ethnic country style or traditional folk costumes, embroidery with Burmilana completes the 'wool on wool' natural effect. For best results please use a #100/16 needle, reduce machine speed and adjust tension to accommodate the difference in thickness and texture. When digitizing for Burmilana be sure to set the digitizing to a density of 9 to accommodate the thickness of the thread.