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Machine Embroidery on Knits

Threads magazine - 191 - June/July 2017 Issue
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Whether you are upcycling an older garment or sewing from scratch, embroidery is a great way to embellish knits. You may have a garment or yardage that you want to enliven or enhance, and embroidery adds a luxe touch. The very factors that make knits so wonderful to wear, however, also make them tricky to embroider. You don’t want to lose the drape or softness, or change the fabric’s density and stretch any more than necessary to carry an embroidered design. As a veteran of many embroidery projects, Angela Wolf has guidance to offer, from practical advice on thread and stabilizer choices to design ideas. Successful results depend on assembling a team of elements that work together: the right thread, the correct stabilizer, a considered embroidery design, and the perfect knit fabric to carry it off. Here are her tips for embroidery success from Threads #191 (June/July 2017).

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