About embroidery threads and needles
Beautiful embroidery is much more than just the design – its look is often determined by the quality of the stitches and the type of thread used to create it. To create your own embroidery masterpiece, either as a hobby or for commercial purposes, you need to use the best embroidery thread you can get your hands on. However, given the multitude of embroidery threads available on the market, choosing the right one for your projects can be a difficult task.
Threads for embroidery are available in a wide range of fibers, colors, types, and weights. Your choice of threads will depend on the type of fabric used, the fabric thread count, and the type of embroidery you are stitching.
There are very few hard-fast rules when it comes to selecting the embroidery thread. Use the type of thread or weight that looks best or has the effect you want to achieve in your project. If you don’t know which one to use, usually 120D Embroidery thread is ok for your work.
The most common size for embroidery is a 75/11, which would be used for an average-weight quilting cotton, satin, or similar weight fabric. An 80/12 would be used for heavier cottons or fabrics with a finish like batiks, linens, and other garment-weight fabrics. 90/14 would be used for heavier fabrics like denim and heavy sweatshirt fleece.
Needles come in a variety of types, such as denim, leather, or microtex. The needle type is not just the size, but also the needle point type as well as other features of the needle that help it perform for the particular type of application it was created for.
Embroidery asks a lot of a needle – there are many stitches per minute, and each stitch must pass through fabric, stabilizer, and sometimes adhesive, so it is important to change the needle frequently. If you are experiencing thread breakage, shredding, or less than optimal stitch quality, the first line of defense is to change the needle. Needles are one of the most important, yet overlooked tools for creating a quality stitchout.
If you want your embroidery to be simpler, contact us, we will recommend the most suitable embroidery thread and needle for you.