About Lana Wool Blend thread

a unique, strong, textured thread suitable for hand & machine embroidery
 
Above: Watch Pat Sloan & Jinny Beyer talking to Jody Davis about Aurifil Lana & Cotton Mako’.
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Lana:

  • It is ideal for folk art style appliqué.
  • The soft appearance of the thread matches perfectly with woollen fabrics to produce a beautiful finish to your creative wool work.
  • As this thread is a little thicker than the usual embroidery thread a larger needle (90 or 100) is recommended for most machine work.
  • Lana is also suitable for hand blanket stitch & embroidery.
  • It is even suitable for miniature crochet.
 
Lana Stats:
Place of Origin
Made in Italy using Australian wool
Composition
50% Australian wool & 50% Acrylic
Colour Range
192 colours, including tweedy mottles & variegated colours
Thread Weight
Ne 12/2
Spool Size
Standard Spool = 350 metres
Mini Spool = 50 metres
Spool Identifier
Red spool base
 

Some Creative Ideas to get you started using Lana wool blend thread:

  • Lana works very well for both machine & hand embroidery embellishment.
  • When using Lana for machine stitching the manufacturer recommends the use of a 90 or 100 needle. 
  • A Cotton Mako’ Ne 28/2, 40/2 or 50/2 thread may be used as bobbin thread when machine stitching with Lana.
  • When using a digitised embroidery design best results are achieved with the use of an enlarged version of the pattern.

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Match Lana to a wool background for blanket stitch appliqué by machine (above) or hand (below)

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Use Lana instead of a traditional embroidery thread to stitch “red work” designs by machine or hand.
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Decorate a Wagga with embroidery.

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Add texture to your machine embroidery by combining Lana with other threads in your creative work.
Lana compliments flannel fabrics beautifully.
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Think out side the square …. try some miniature crochet with Lana.
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Care Instruction:

  • Lana Wool may be Laundered or Dry Cleaned.
  • A gentle wash to 40C with a mild detergent, suitable for wool, is recommended.
  • The thread may be pressed with a cool iron.

Hints for Successful Machine stitching with Lana

Lana is a thicker thread than traditional machine sewing threads, so the following adjustments to the sewing machine will ensure a successful result when using it through the needle:
  • Use a 90 or 100 topstitch needle
  • Loosen the top tension to allow the thread to travel smoothly & easily
  • Choose a longer stitch length than for general sewing (experiment on a sample before starting on your project)
  • Use Cotton Mako’ Ne 28 in the bobbin for simple embroidery or straight line work.
  • Use Cotton Mako’ Ne 50 in the bobbin for satin stitch or infill embroidery