What is embroidery?

Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearlsbeadsquills, and  sequins. In modern days, embroidery is usually seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, dresses, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color. Some of the basic techniques or stitches of the earliest embroidery are chain stitchbuttonhole or blanket stitchrunning stitchsatin stitchcross stitch. Those stitches remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

Embroidery is a great decoration method for garments that need to last, they can withstand vigorous wash cycles and hold up against grease and dirt. Embroidery is best carried out on more heavyweight fabrics such as tshirt, hoodies, jumpers, caps & trousers etc that are at least 140gsm. Fabrics that are slightly stretchy or more lightweight are prone to puckering slightly under embroidery and due to the heavier decoration type they can weight the garment down slightly. Embroidery is perfect for workwear, schoolwear, uniforms and promotianal materials, however if you're decorating lighweight performance fabric we reccomend opting for a print transfer.

To order your embroidered workwear with crafty print today, visit our online catalogue and upload your text / designs to one of the many products we stock. For all other queries, please contact a member of our team today and we'll be happy to help. 


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