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’.


  • 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
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.


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


Use Lana instead of a traditional embroidery thread to stitch “red work” designs by machine or hand.
 Red Lana-web

Decorate a Wagga with embroidery.

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

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