Not all embroidery applications are equal. Everything from thread quality to finishing are factors to consider when qualifying quality vs. price. As an art-form, good quality manifests in attention to detail… Consider the following:
- Embroidery thread is designed to reflect light, giving it a “shiny” appearance. A large selection of embroidery thread colours will help communicate your organization’s brand more effectively by matching your corporate or team colours accurately.
- Once you have submitted your artwork for digitizing (converting the supplied artwork into a compatible, digital .DST file format, readable by embroidery machines), did the digitizing artist utilize the thread and line-up the stitches to effectively capture the light and maximize the reflective properties of the thread.
- Proper garment hooping (mounting and centering the fabric in a cymbal-like hoop to keep it stable and secure) will prevent unsightly puckering.
- High thread-count… A more compact threading galvanizes the image and provides a more elegant, tactile feel of your brand.
- Finishing – clipping the back mounting fabric and trimming loose ends, enhances wear-ability and prevents unraveling.
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Puff Embroidery significantly adds dimension and sophistication to any stitching application. Successful use of this type of appliqué “begs” to be touched by the intended audience – a great way to draw attention to your brand.
French for “caterpillar”, chenille embroidery is identifiable by its short, fuzzy pile, that has a soft carpet-like feel. The stitching is carpet-like and resembles a fuzzy caterpillar. Common applications for chenille embroidery are athletic, varsity-type clothing and crests, cheer-leading uniforms, patches and lettering, and pennants.
An embroidery appliqué commonly found in hockey and baseball jerseys, a quality tackle twill application involves sewing a layer of nylon twill to the fabric. Usually for numbers or names, multiple layers of the twill (usually contrasting tones), enhances the look and definition of the image.