The colour selection is fixed by Madeira and includes 18 of the top selling shades (no yucky colours in this selection)
Madeira Classic Rayon machine embroidery thread - Reel Size 200m are designed specifically for the home user, this is the thread the professionals choose for their embroidery machines. Madeira’s top selling Classic 40 on 200m spools can be used on all fabrics from the finest silk to toughest denim, to bring colour and quality to your work.
Madeira Thread - Classic 40 is Madeira Threads most widely known thread, famous not only for its' certified quality and high tensile strength, but for runnability as well (less breaks = higher productivity). Manufactured from the best high quality tensile rayon, it will run at the very high speeds demanded by todays fully automated computerised embroidery machines & sewing machines, both for industrial applications and for the home user.
Madeira Classic 40 is washable to 95C and can be embroidered on any fabric, including Denim and Leather. Classic 40 is Madeiras standard weight of machine embroidery thread and gives the final embroidery a high sheen finish.
A typical embroidery design contains 6,000 stitches in 6 colours. This means that a 200m spool with it's 40,000 stitches will produce 40 designs on average. That's plenty of thread for most home users. In fact with the spool size, you can afford to buy thread more often and experiment with new colours and textures.
Product review by H from Barrow in Furness on Thursday, July 28, 2011
The madeira sampler set is a really economical way of obtaining a large of number of threads. The colours are really lovely and there is more than enough variety to get you started. I have stitched a lot of designs with them already and the finish is really great. They come in a really handy box which is great for storing them in when you are not using them. The service was prompt and efficient and I was really pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this set to anyone starting out and not quite sure which individual colours to order.