Friday, September 7, 2007

Thread Width - All the Same?

Is all embroidery thread the same width? No. Most applications require the same thread weight but sometimes its preferable use thicker thread. An example would be an embroidery design on a leather jacket. In order to avoid punching too many holes while embroidering and thus cutting the design out from the jacket, a heavier weight thread can be used so that proper thread coverage is maintained without putting too many holes in the leather. Some applications such as tiny lettering can require thinner thread to create crisp, clean letters. Using the right thread type can really make the difference for special projects!

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