Embroidery

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Date Posted: 1 August 2019

Aside from thread breakage, design registration (outlines that don’t line up) is the issue that is most commonly asked about. This article will give you a tried and proven solution to what is an easily fixed problem, but there are some things that need to be addressed first. For example, a b...


 

Over the years I have heard many common myths or fallacies about machine embroidery. These ideas are perpetuated in classes and especially on the internet. Here are 20 popular misconceptions and their corresponding truths. Myth 1—I need to know how to sew to use an embroidery machine Reality ...


 

Embroidery looked so easy during your demo. The sales person popped in a swatch of fabric, punched a few buttons, changed the thread a couple of times and there was a perfect design. Now you’re sitting in your sewing room facing your newly unboxed machine wondering where to start. Or maybe you’ve ha...


 

Metallic thread is one of those things we "love to hate." We love the look of metallic thread but it can sometimes be frustrating to embroider with. I'll share some tips and tricks I've learned over the years to get great results. These tips work with any thread and most are just plain good "best pr...


 

Imagine machine embroidery as a jigsaw puzzle. When assembling a jigsaw puzzle, the easiest way to start is by finding and piecing together the edges and corners because they are the most identifiable pieces. Then you gradually begin fitting in the middle pieces. With machine embroidery, it's pre...


Have you ever had unwanted bobbin thread showing up in your design? It’s like an uninvited guest at a party - it really can spoil the moment! One of the most read articles in our last bulletin was about the Towa Digital Tension Gauge , which is not surprising given the importance of setting t...


Date Posted: 2 September 2020

HOW DOES IT WORK? We’re all familiar with fluorescent dyes like those used in highlighter pens. These dyes look bright because they take in light of a variety of colours and then transmit it back as a single colour. For example, a green highlighter’s ink absorbs the white light which hits it and ...


 

Is it 'stabiliser'? Or 'backing'? What are these mysterious words that haunt all embroiderers? Which word is correct? Truth is, they are both correct. A stabilizer or backing is fundamental to good machine embroidery but what type of backing should you use out of the literally hundreds available. Th...


 

The purpose of this article is not to cover the entire science of how thread is manufactured along with the details of every potential embroidery thread available. Instead, I'll give you a brief overview of how to select and use common embroidery threads. Here are the two most basic criteria when...