Friday, October 16, 2015

The Different Types of Embroidery Thread (part 2 of 2)

- Crewel yarn is another type of a especial thread used for Crewel embroidery. It is a type of thread that is composed of 2 plies of fine yarn of wool. Sometimes a wool-like acrylic is also applicable as a substitute.

- Persian yarn is a thread basically manufactured from the Persian makers. This is a type of embroidery thread that is made up of 3 strands of loosely twisted yarn of wool or acrylic. This type is usually used for needlepoint.

- Tapestry yarn or tapestry wool is the last type of embroidery thread. It is composed of 4 plies of tightly twisted yarn.

All of these are basically used for hand embroidery while there are also a set of different types of yarn for machine embroidery, which are often of polyester or rayon but cotton or silk are also available.

The choice made for embroidery thread will definitely make a great intervention in the end product of the embroidery task. It is therefore expected that before making a pick, the base fabric and the needle are also considered. Ensure that the rest of embroidery materials to be used for designing are complementing each other.

Remember that as simple as a sagging base fabric can distort the entire needlework, so ensure that the hoops and its clams are always at its best functionality before going to work. Also, the numbers of the thread and needle must match to ensure compatibility before anything else.

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