Crafts & Hobbies Information

Embroidery Stabilizing for Machine Embroidering


Here are some tips to get good results with your embroidery designs sewing.

1. When it's possible, run your outline stitching first, this will help stabilize your fabric even further!

2. I prefer layering solvy while stitching out a design to add dimension. Sometimes the "film" solvy can get a bit heavy using this technique, causing stiffness and can be difficult to remove. We've found a great "web" type that gets the job done with less stiffness and is super easy to remove! The film type soluble is still best for the base layer & I use it for every design I stitch on any fabric that water will not harm.

3. We've all heard the "stabilize, stabilize, ..." To the point that I'm now seeing a lot of you over stabilizing! This creates as many problems as you're trying to eliminate and wasting money. Don't over stabilize, use 1 or 2 layers of the correct stabilizer. Ask us about our commercial backings to get the best possible results for all your embroidery needs!

4. I always start with a commercial fusible backing in the appropriate weight for the fabric or garment I'm stitching on. We have 3 weights of fusibles in both permanent-for dense designs-and tear away. Two of them come in a generous 48" width.

5. If your skin is sensitive, we suggest using our soft tear away backing under a fusible layer for any garments that will lay next to the skin. The soft tear away is - also rated by the US government - for use in children's sleep wear and is formaldehyde free!

6. If you enjoy creating wearable art that's quilted, stippled or uses the trapunto technique, we have a great "fill" backing that won't make your garment look like a down jacket and is dense enough not to pull apart when it's laundered!

Sandy Carter is the author of embroidery articles at embroidery designs by Thread Artist. She has an article about embroidery software for digitizing and lettering fonts at embroidery software. There is free embroidery digitizing Tutorial at this web address - embroidery by Thread Artists Designs


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Piqua Daily Call

Troy resident wins top Art Hall award
Piqua Daily Call
Participants must exhibit at least one entry in each of several classes, including Needlework, Crafts, Hobbies and Baked Goods. Points are then awarded for each placing in the categories and the person with the highest number of points receives the honor.



Plant Happy Hour Feat. Wildewood
Madison.com
Lush ferns, tropical monstera leaves, boho cacti…what's your plant lady style? Don your best greenery-inspired prints and join us for a fun spin on happy hour, surrounded by pretty plants! Kate Holl is a recent transplant (get it?!) from Nashville ...



Summer Centerpiece Workshop (register by Aug. 6)
Madison.com
Create a lush garden-style centerpiece using locally and sustainably grown blooms from Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn some of the beginning design techniques involved in creating a low garden centerpiece. All supplies ...



Paste Papers Workshop (register by Aug. 3)
Madison.com
A personal favorite! Explore the freedom of expressing yourself making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few ...



Business Handbooks Feature Strongly in LibraryBub Selection for August
Markets Insider
... Tricks and Shortcuts (Book Three of the Easy Learning Microsoft Office How-To series) by Amelia Griggs ISBN: 978-1720915027. Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Cat Facts: The Pet Parents A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia by Amy Shojai ISBN: 978-1944423025.



City Library hosting a Clubs Day event for over 60's
Scoop.co.nz
Sixty clubs and groups are participating and cover arts and crafts, hobbies, cultural, continuing education, home and garden, performing arts, technology and transport, and service. Future clubs days are planned: November 2018: "Outdoors, Sport ...



DIY Night at Toot + Kate's Wine Bar
Madison.com
Some things were just meant to go together….like summer nights and crisp, refreshing wine, straight from a tap! Lucky for you, you can enjoy them both as we take the Craft Bar on the road and pop up at Toot + Kate's wine bar in Verona. Come and join ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Taking time for myself
MyCentralJersey.com
I got a note from a reader the other day, commenting that I haven't blogged in weeks and hoping that I"d get back to it soon. It's nice to be missed. But frankly, I probably won't be blogging much for the rest of the summer. I have some personal things ...



EveryWoman's Journal Workshop
Madison.com
Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that ...



Libraries Are for Everyone Drop-In Screenprinting
Madison.com
Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive "Libraries are for Everyone" image with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One ...


Google News

home | site map | Shell Art
© 2006