Embroidery speciality and effect threads

Outstanding embroideries with colours, textures and sheen

Sure, you know how to handle your standard 40 viscose and polyester embroidery threads. But have you ever considered going beyond the ordinary and creating extraordinary designs by using speciality and effect threads? We recommend you give it a try, and have prepared a comprehensive portfolio of speciality threads designed for performance on your professional embroidery machine.


To shine or not to shine?

Viscose, polyester and metallic threads are appreciated for their unique shine and look. However, to value them even more, we have machine embroidery threads to support their beauty by creating contrasts and their own style at the same time. FROSTED MATT is a matte-finish thread that does not reflect the light, which gives this thread an unrivalled look and makes your design a real eye-catcher. Alternatively, you can go completely in the opposite direction by using a transparent or glow-in-the-dark thread.

Speciality embroidery threads for professional machines

Beautiful matte-effect embroidery with Frosted Matt thread

FROSTED MATT provides the world's first truly matte and lightfast embroidery thread. Produced using exclusive dyeing techniques, ensuring colours are intense, extremely lightfast and bleach resistant. Popular across all market sectors from promotional and logos to sportswear, functional clothing and fashion. 

  • Available in 189 stunning colours
  • Proved to automotive lightfastness standards in the highest category (Grade 8). Tested for hundreds of hours under intense Xenon light
  • Bleach and chlorine resistant, can be laundered up to 60°C
  • High definition and with a distinctive finish
  • Colours remain and don't fade!

Matte-effect embroidery thread applications

Enlarge the creative scope of your designs with matte-effect highlights, increased contrast by mixing matte thread with standard threads, 3D-like looks or vintage styles. Perfect for small lettering, as the non-matte surface makes writing clearer and easy to read. A creative jack-of-all-trades. 

How to get best results with Frosted Matt

A dtex 90x2 Frosted Matt 40 covers differently compared to a normal weight 40 thread with dtex 135x2. Consider increasing the stitch density when punching. This thread runs with standard 75/11 or 60/8 needles, which makes it suitable for thin fabrics with a minimised hole size to protect the fabric.

Frosted Matt shade card with 180+ colours waiting for you

Get your shade card right now and discover all of our fashionable matte-effect colours, including 13 fluorescent styles, and start creating new embroidery designs or garment embellishments. Alongside the colours, the shade card contains all the necessary handling information.

Download the Frosted Matt shade card here

Speciality threads with beauty and brains

LUNA - Glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread
MONOLON - Transparent monofilament thread