The other day I was asked by an acquaintance who was considering the purchase of her first embroidery machine if embroidery was difficult.
Articles tagged with: Tensions
I was recently asked this curious question and so I thought this would be a good place to answer it. Technically, embroidery itself won't "shrink" fabric. However, sewing distortions occur during the embroidery process that can pull the fabric and thus result in the appearance of "shrinkage."
In the previous post, What are Birdnests? we looked at what a birdnest is and the potential damage it can cause.
In this sequel we'll look at five common causes of birdnests so we know the signs and can avoid them. Also, I'll cover some tips on how to repair minor damage. As with many problems, prevention can save you time, money, and frustration.
Birdnests are not only annoying, they reduce productivity and can potentially ruin the entire project. What are birdnests? How do you prevent them? How do you recover from them? Find out here!
Your thread tensions may be balanced but they may not be optimal. Overly tight tensions can cause puckers and registration problems.
This is one gadget that is on my must-have list of top embroidery machine accessories.
On first glance, you might think it's no different from those thread stands you buy at the sewin store to use with larger cones of thread but there's one significant difference: the spool pin on this one telescopes.
Thread breaks are annoying at best and can happen for a variety of reasons. When they are seemingly continuous they not only waste a lot of time but they can suck the joy right out of a project.
Unfortunately, thread breaks are rather like snowflakes, no two are alike. OK, that may be a stretch, but there are myriad causes. Most can be resolved quickly while others require a little more patience and diligence.
There are a number of causes for puckering and often a combination of reasons that contribute to that unsightly effect in a particular sample.