Metallic threads although look great but they can be really frustrating for embroider. But using them correctly will increase the look of your design too many folds. Here given are some tips and tricks that will help you make great design with metallic thread.
1. Go for the Quality Thread:
It is the first rule of embroidery that no matter which kind of thread you are selecting, quality is the most important need. The thread should not break easily and must not be rough. Decorative threads are usually less strong than the normal threads but they should not be broken easily. Old thread tends to break with ease.
2. Maintain the thread quality afterwards too
Keep the thread in the environment that is heat, dust and light free. Avoid using any sticky tapes to store the thread. With time, thread ages and becomes brittle – to prevent this take special storage care. Don’t through all threads in one container where they all mingle up. Handle them with care.
3. Go for the Right Needle:
Like Brother pe770, many embroidery machines support various kinds of needle. In the machine specially, needle plays a great role in making your design prefect. The right size of the needle is very important. It should carry the thread through the fabric without making any damage. Smaller needle doesn’t damage the fabric and enhances accuracy. Going for the metallic needle is the bad option as it causes thread breakage.
4. Increase thread delivery:
The embroidery threads have the tendency to twist more than the normal thread. When the thread twist it will stuck in the tension disk that will lead to the thread breakage. Best way to prevent this is by extending the thread path. Also go for the threads that have larger spools because they will allow smoother delivery.
5. Slow down the machine’s speed:
Machines have the ability to stitch at 1000 or above stitches in a minute. This increase speed also comes with increased thread tension and friction – these two lead to heat. This in turn augments thread break. Running machine at 600 – 750 stitches per minute is a great choice here.
6. Make wise design selection
Test your designs first by using the thread. If you have too much metallic thread then it may overpower the design. There are some threads that don’t suit well for tighter densities. If your thread is coarser than the design you selected, then you may get this trouble. Lace designs mostly have short stitches. When you go for design like these, you need to be very selective in choosing the metallic thread. Be wise in you selection.
7. Quality of the Fabric matters
All your embroidery is going on the fabric and its quality and color matters a lot. Go for the fabric that is not very tough or soft because in embroidery the impression is made through the fabric. If it is very tightly weaved than it will be hard to make the design you have selected and if it is very loose, the design will find it hard to stay on the place.