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Tips for Embroidering with Metallic Thread

9th June 2008

Tips for Embroidering with Metallic Thread

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As many of you may already know,  EnMart offers Iris Metallic thread in gold and silver.   Today, I wanted to share some tips on how to embroider using metallic thread.  If you want to get the best possible appearance from your metallic embroidery, you need to know the techniques that will help your metallic embroidery go smoothly.

 The first thing you need to understand is that metallic thread is different than ordinary thread.   Metallic threads are generally made with a center core which is wrapped in metal foil.  Metallic thread that is poorly manufactured can be a headache for any machine embroiderer.  Some metallic threads may require special tension settings or thread feeding set-ups to get the best result.  Unlike many metallic threads, we’re proud to say that Iris metallic thread is very easy to use and runs smoothly and easily through most machines.

One tip that will help you get the most out of your Iris Metallic Thread is this:  use a needle that has been specially designed for metallic thread.  Needles that are specially designed for use with metallic thread will help prevent shredding and breakage.  EnMart offers the Chrome DKxK5 90/14 Metallic Needle in packs of 10 or packs of 100 on our web site.

You should also keep in mind that designs which use metallic embroidery thread need to be programmed into your machine correctly.  If your stitch density is too high, you could have breakage.  Stitch length and the fabric into which you are sewing should also be taken into account.

For more tips on embroidering with metallic thread, you should read Impressions Magazine’s “8 Tips for Embroidering with Metallic Thread“.   Using the tips in this article and Iris Metallic Thread should help you achieve trouble free metallic embroidery.

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