Thursday, July 21, 2011

Polyester Shines!

To get luster in your embroidery, do you always have to use Rayon embroidery thread?  Absolutely not…there are many great Polyester embroidery threads that offer plenty of sheen.
Many people love Rayon, but sometimes Polyester is a better choice for durability, particularly on kid’s clothes, uniforms, jeans, cushions, and the sorts of projects that are not going to be just something pretty to look at.
You’ll also find that:
* Polyester thread breaks less when stitching at high speeds, stitching denser designs, or stitching on thicker fabrics or base materials such as leather and vinyl.
* Polyester will rarely take on the ‘fuzzy’ look, that Rayon sometimes takes on when stitched on items that must endure heavier wear or more frequent washings.
But what if you really, really, really like Rayon?  Okay, that’s fine, you can still enjoy your Rayon on such projects, but I do suggest picking just one part of the design, even if it’s just an outline for your Rayon choice as that added bit of shine you crave, then do the balance of the design work in Polyester for the durability you need.

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