Embroidery is a fun hobby that involves decorating fabric with a needle, thread, or yarn, although it can also include uncommon materials like pearls or feathers. Oftentimes, embroidery is used to create texture for a piece of clothing or other material.
If youve been thinking about taking up embroidery, you may want to be familiar with a few terms beforehand:
Hoop A circular ring, usually made of wood or plastic, made for keeping the fabric taut when embroidering.
Backing A material, either woven or non-woven, that is placed underneath the item being embroidered to provide support and stability.
Topping This will create a smoother surface so the stitches wont sink into the fabric, ensuring the design is more crisply detailed.
Satin stitch A common embroidery stitch, formed by closely arranged zig-zag stitches and usually used for lettering and outlining.
Fill stitch Another common stitching pattern, mainly used to cover large areas of fabric.
Run stitch A stitching pattern used for outlining, underlay, and fine detail that is made when a single stitch is formed between two points.
Digitize Converting artwork into a series of commands that can be read by an embroidery machines computer. This ensures that the finished piece will be of the highest quality.
Finishing This happens once the embroidery is complete and includes cleaning any stains, removing the topping, cutting away of any excess backing, trimming loose threads, and steaming to remove wrinkles and/or hoop marks.
Origin The starting point of your embroidery design.
Puckering This happens when parts of your embroidery design wrinkle, which is caused by loose hooping or insufficient backing.
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