About Madeira

Madeira Embroidery Threads and Products
– Madeira was founded in Freiburg, Germany, in 1919, and has always been committed to the production of high quality embroidery threads. In the high-end embroidery thread arena, product performance is a direct result of the materials used and the production technology that is employed at the point of manufacture. At Madeira, the development of high quality embroidery thread begins with the finest raw materials available and the most up-to-date dyeing methods. Researchers at Madeira understand that their goal is not only to supply thread that is visually inspiring, but to provide embroiderers with a thread that is reliable and cost-effective.

Our MADEIRA product Range.

Tajima Australia is the Australian industrial agent for Madeira products .We carry  a wide range of products  that are in stock in our Melbourne Warehouse.Other specialty products are available and may need to be ordered as indent or special order.Please feel free to order on line or contact us with your inquiry.

Classic Rayon
Classic Rayon #40

MADEIRA Classic thread is the number  one embroidery thread available worldwide.Available  in 413 fabulous shades, including ombré tone on tone and multi colours, there is no better choice.This standard size 40 embroidery thread is ideal for most designs.  Made from 100% viscose rayon, it is the choice for embroidery on high speed multi-head machines as well as industrial sewing machines.  Classic No. 40… known worldwide for high tensile strength and excellent glossy luster.

For best results use a #65/9 or #75/11 needle.

 Available in 1000mt & 5000mt Cones

Polyneon 40

Madeira’s 100% polyester embroidery thread, Polyneon, is made and constructed in Germany using a specially developed raw material and specially designed draw winding method designed by Madeira , which eliminates looping, puckering and virtually all thread breaks.Vibrant colors are glossy, as well as resistant to chlorine bleach, making Polyneon the ideal thread for embroidering on uniforms, safety garments and commercial linens. Available in 359 colors, which include bright fluorescents and multi-shades.

For best results use a #75/11 needle.

Available in 1000mt &5000mt Cones

Recommendations for chlorine treatment
Max: 20g/l active chlorine
Temperature max: 86ºF
Time of treatment max: 30 minutes

Fire Fighter

Flame & heat resistant

MADEIRA´s new FIRE FIGHTER thread does not catch fire but sparks trends!

FIRE FIGHTER No.40 is a flame and heat resistant embroidery thread which is indispensable to motor sport clothing, workwear and protective clothing. FIRE FIGHTER No.40 is also used to embroider seat cushions of airplanes and wherever special safety aspects are essential.
FIRE FIGHTER complies with ISO standards ISO-6941 / ISO 15025 and is available in 24 rich and popular colours. Resulting in confidence and power for the sponsors.

When using FIRE FIGHTER, don´t forget to ensure the bobbin thread is also suitably flame retardant: MADEIRA´s special 100% Aramid bobbin thread.

Available in 950mt and 2500mt Cones

For best results…Use a #80/12 needle

Max: 20g/l active chlorine – Temperature max: 30ºC – Time of treatment max: 30 minutes

Frosted Matt

Frosted Matt No.40 is the world’s first truly matt and light-fast embroidery thread. It brings a new sensation to the perception of colours and new highs to fastness to light. Due to the unique ceramic core material this embroidery thread reflects the true colours intensively with enormous colouring power.

FS Metallic


Our popular FS Metallics feature a strong textured polyester filament core with a metallized polyester foil wrap. Madeira offers FS Metallics in 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 20 and 15 weights for high speed embroidery and decorative sewing.

FS #50 is capable of spectacular shading and letters down to 4 mm high, just perfect for small lettering, fine monograms and filigree embroidery. FS #50 can also be substituted in place of standard 40 weight thread in most designs. FS #45 has excellent value due to the more economical aluminum coating, yet retains the strong and durable construction of the thread. A reduction of the metallised wrapping allows the triobal polyester core to gleam, creating a two color antique glitter effect. FS #40 is designed for use on the most challenging materials. The combination of a razor-thin Polyamide core and its twist construction produces top quality and reliable working properties. FS #35 is a versatile metallic thread of smooth structure which ensures trouble-free stitching at top speeds. FS #30 is the most abrasion resistant metallic thread in the industry. A true specialty thread developed for outdoor exposure, stone washing, chlorine and bleaching, plus harsh laundering at temperatures up to 203°F. FS #20 is an elegant soft metallic thread made from velvety spun rayon wrapped by an extra fine metallised foil. It is exceptionally gentle to the skin. FS #15‘s three-ply construction allows for absolute durability for hard-wearing seams. Its extremely high tensile strength produces trouble-free sewing on denim, sports goods and fashion items.


SUPERTWIST #30 weight is a twisted metallic thread. The triple applied twisting process gives designs a unique textured effect and dimension. The strong nylon core and genuine metallic base enhances both its sewability and appearance on many application. The Opal and Crystal colors are denim-wash resistant. It is Oeko-Tex® certified.

For best results…
Use a #90/14
Instructions for Normal Washing of Embroidered Garments
Items embroidered with SUPERTWIST are best washed with mild detergent at 104°F. The excellent quality and color fastness ofSUPERTWIST allow a washing up to 140°F

Direct heat and high temperatures, humidity and sunlight must be avoided when embroidery threads are stored.

Luna Glow in the Dark


 #40 weight embroidery thread.Available in white only. Embroidery glows in the dark as LUNA stores the light and then emits a luminous green in the dark. The luminous power of the thread depends on the intensity of the light. A new technology makes LUNA glow in the dark, time after time and much longer than other glow in the dark threads. Thanks to its composition, LUNA is soft and kind to the skin and it can be used in designs digitized for 40 weight thread. It is wash resistant.. LUNA is for novelty use ONLY. It is NOT rated for safety garments. It is Oeko-Tex® certified.

For best results…
Use a #75/11 or #80/12 needle
Direct heat and high temperatures, humidity and sunlight must be avoided when embroidery threads are stored.

AeroQuilt and Aerolock

AeroQuilt and Aerolock Threads.

 Get the look and feel of fine cotton with the strength of polyester. AeroQuilt and Aerolock are top quality corespun threads which are 30-40% stronger than a spun polyester thread the same size. AeroQuilt has the cotton finish quilters love, plus the strength to stand up to high speed longarm machines. With AeroQuilt and Aerolock you obtain neat and longlasting seams. They guarantee longevity even if the seam is frequently washed and heavily strained. AeroQuilt and Aerolock are sturdy and work perfectly on all sewing machines, sergers and quilting machines including longarm.

AeroQuilt is Available in 48 plain colours  plus 12 Variegated.  2750mt (3000yd)

Aerolock is available in 48 plain colours.  1830mt (2000 yds)

For best results
Use a #80/12 needl


BURMILANA is a specialty embroidery thread which has the characteristics and appearance of wool, giving a hand-crafted look. It is particularly suitable for stitching onto knitwear and looks beautiful as a 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.

Special Considerations: Please ensure the design is specially digitised taking into consideration the additional coverage and reduction in stitch count generated by the thickness and texture of BURMILANA.

50% wool/50% acrylic.

BURMILANA NO.12 – Available in 1000mt cops, Art No.813. 135 single colours, 12 melange-colours.

BURMILANA CO – Available in the same thread count as BURMILANA 12, but is a cotton acrylic blend – this makes it the perfect complement to the famous wool blend. Very soft and cool due to the high cotton content, the perfect alternative for a fresh and summery look.

All 72 colours are certified according to Oeko-tex Standard 100 Class 1 (Baby-Standard!).BURMILANA CO is, of course, also ideal for decorative seams, Chenille embroidery and chain stitch. Composition: 50% cotton /50% acrylic

BURMILANA CO No .12 – Available in 1000mt cops ,Art No.816. 65 single colours ,7 melange-colours.

Burmilon Bobbin

ThreadBurmilon 200 is an extremely fine underthread which means minimum spool changes are required. Please note, for optimum performance, adjustments to the machine may be necessary.

Art. N.305 – 7500m – dtex 150 / den 135 – 100% Polyester. Available in Black and White.



is a transparent monofilament for amazing embroidering ideas, great for creating extraordinary highlights within a thread mix. Filigree designs will have a translucent effect, sometimes difficult to master with dense colours.

Developed originally to fix cord threads and sequins,MADEIRA’s MONOLON offers the possibility to realize even more unique embroidery designs.

Available in 15000mt cone, Art No.801. 2 single colours -transparent and smoke. 100%polyamide.

Needle  size recomended #65/9

Pre-Packed Boxes

Madeira Pre-Packed Boxes are a great choice if you want to have options of colours readily available for any job.

Available in the following options:

  • Madeira Drawer Set – Classic 40s – all the currrent range of colours of Classic 40s in 1000m cops.
  • Madeira Drawer Set – Polyneon 40s – all the currrent range of colours of Polyneon 40s in 1000m cops.
  • Madeira Classic 40s Mixed COlour Boxes – boxes of 10x 1000m colours in different combinations. 11 options available.