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Embroidery worksheet, thread chart.

Today I’m going to write about the importance of using the embroidery worksheet. It is vital for a successful embroidery to have the worksheet, preferably printed. It gives you the opportunity to:   -Show the design to your customer before you embroider it -Check the thread chart and eventually modify the colors if required -Find out the stitch count, number of thread change and thread consumption   It should look something like this: Some file format thumbnails show very different colors to the original design file, especially in those cases…

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Tip for marking embroidery area

   Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I share with you how I mark the embroidery area on the garment. I fold the piece to be embroidered on in two, vertically first, making a crease, then horizontally, making a crease. This way I get the two guide lines and the middle point. I then unfold the garment and mark the two creases with soap instead of chalk. I use the small remaining pieces from the bar soaps we have in the household, the good thing about this method is…

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Embroidery on socks

Embroidery on socks.    As you may know by now, I have a Brother PR620 machine with 4 standard hoops. For the socks  I used the 2.4″x1.8″hoop and iron-on mesh as stabilizer. An image is worth more than 1 000 words, I upload the short video I made about hooping. The ironing phase is not shown on the video but it’s straight-forward. This is what I did: I turned the sock inside-out then with a dry hot iron I ironed on the mesh, a bit larger than the embroidery area. I then…

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Thread nesting

I talk now about one of the possible causes of nesting you possibly never thought of. Embroidery threads- unlike the sewing threads- by their nature are silky and shiny therefore they are more prone to slipping to the base of the spool. When that happens, the upper tension becomes uneven as the thread is loose all the way to the  tension-disks. Now instead of a straight thread from the stand down, you have a vibrating string. All the tensioning task is then up to the tension discs. Sometimes, more often…

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Multi-needle vs single needle

Both multi-needle and single needle machines have pros and cons. Multi-needle machines Pros: Threading:                                                                                                                                                         …

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Hello fellow embroiderers!

I hope I can offer content which will make worth your while checking back regularly. I intend to write about digitizing as well as about every phase of the embroidery process itself. Little tips & tricks can makes your work easier and a lot more enjoyable, advices are welcome for anyone, let me share my experience. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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