Find out how to create a successful recipe for flawless embroidery results, no matter what you're stitching! Embroidery expert Lindee Goodall demystifies thread weight, stitch density and needle choices so you can easily select the right ingredients for any project. Learn the secrets to speciality thread success as Lindee reveals essential guidelines for working with polyester, rayon, cotton, metallic and more. Troubleshoot thread nests and bulky embroidery with a lesson on changing the density of any design and eliminate "bulletproof" embroidery for good. Plus, discover the radiant range of available threads and how you can use them to create stripes, texture and sheen without any extra steps!
Meet embroidery author and instructor Lindee Goodall as you gain an overview of decorative threads. You'll learn about thread weights and tensions, density charts that you can use as references for future projects, and ways to pair your threads with the best needles for the job.
Learn about polyester threads as Lindee shares examples of various types and helps you determine suitable projects for each. You'll learn how polyester threads behave on different fabrics before picking up valuable tips on thread durability and tension issues.
Gain valuable insight into working with rayon and cotton threads. Lindee covers ways to use these threads individually and together, discussing color choices and thread care considerations for each. You'll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of rayon and cotton threads, and view samples that show off the best qualities of both types.
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