Madeira Supplies Thread Fit for a King: Sustainable Thread Used in Coronation Anointing Screen

5th May – Having been sworn to secrecy for months, Madeira UK, Ripon, North Yorkshire, is proud to finally be able to announce its part in the King’s Coronation.

Natalie Greetham, Marketing Manager told the press: “We are thrilled eco-friendly Sensa Green thread, from our sustainable portfolio, was specifically chosen for the machine embroidery on the Anointing Screen for the King’s Coronation.”

The specially commissioned anointing screen was revealed this week and plays a crucial role in the Coronation of King Charles III. The sacred moment when King Charles is anointed with Holy Oil will be shielded from view by this magnificent, three-sided embroidered screen.

Tree and branches digitised and machine embroidered by Digitek Embroidery

Sustainability is a long-held passion of the King and a key theme for the Anointing Screen, structured with wind-blown oak and UK woven cloth. The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) was commissioned for the beautiful embroidery creation. They in turn collaborated with Digitek for the digital embroidery, first digitising and then using machine embroidery for the tree and branches, upon which the RSN hand stitched the Commonwealth leaves, individual names of all the Commonwealth countries and all other embellishments, carefully following the registration locators provided by Digitek. 

Combining hand and machine embroidery practices, Madeira’s Sensa Green was the obvious choice as the only coloured machine embroidery thread available made from 100% biodegradable lyocell fibres.

Natalie Greetham continues, “Madeira developed Sensa Green thread in response to the global demand for a more sustainable textile industry. Having seen the finished screen, the beautiful silk-matt finish of Sensa lends itself wonderfully to the tree of life, which will forever commemorate this historic event”.

Read more about Madeira UK here.

Featured image – Pete Tarrant from Digitek Embroidery with the finished artwork.

PCIAW Uniform Networks Buyer, Trusted member