Small embroidery needles for better results on tightly woven fabrics
When a needle penetrates the material's structure, fibres are displaced and the fabric might pucker. By using finer thread and smaller needles, puckering can be avoided. Needle sizes 60 or 70 are perfectly suited for functional fabrics. Essential to not damage the material is the needle point. While light ballpoint needles displace the fibres without damage, regular sharp point needles might destroy fibres. Titanium coated needles have less mechanical vibration and are perfect for high-precision stitch insertion. They will produce a more refined embroidery finish on smooth or firm fabrics, especially caps, bags and shoes.
Backings will sustainably stabilise the fabric and the embroidery
For light, smooth and consistent stabilisation, it is necessary to carefully select the backing, thread and topping, if necessary, in accordance with the chosen fabric and design. These will influence the embroidery quality and wearing comfort. We recommend lightweight cut-away backings with 30-45 g/m². A structural backing offers the additional advantage of not showing through the fabric on light-coloured textiles.
Toppings prevent stitches from sinking into the fabric
The upper side of embroidery can also be enhanced by using a water soluble topping to stop stitches sinking into the fabric. The topping supports stitches, particularly fine details and lettering and will significantly improve embroidery quality.