Before taking up embroidery as an occupation or a hobby, you need to know the different types of important embroidery supplies and accessories that are available. Also, keep in mind that each type can be further divided into specific subtypes based on function and utility. Choose the right tools depending on your need, and type of work.
An embroidery hoop is a circular tool usually made of wooden material that is used to hold the fabric steady, providing support and stability to the fabric being embroidered. Most hoops have brass screws that can be tightened or loosened if necessary, and come in various shapes and sizes. Popular types include –
1. Tubular Embroidery Hoops: The arms of the hoops are on the outside of the garment and connect to an inner hoop ring. The larger outer ring, on the other hand, is on the inside of the garment. Normally used without the tabletop. These are the most popular embroidery hoops on the market.
2. Magnetic Embroidery Hoops: These hoops require magnetic assembly. They can be used with or without the tabletop and are typically designed for lightweight and thin garments and fabrics.
3. Jacketback Embroidery Hoops: large wooden hoops that have strong holding power wood because of the wooden. To be used with the tabletop and Jacketback holder.
4. Q-Mag Embroidery Hoops: These hoops use a combination of mechanical or magnetic attach plate at two places, suitable for larger fabrics because of its stability.
A Bobbin is the spool that holds the thread. The top thread and the bobbin thread form the stitch. Pre-wound Bobbin threads are widely available and come in different types and materials.
1. Continuous-Filament Polyester: Strong, thin, consistent, and does not leave behind any lint so it is the most popular type.
3. Spun Polyester: Gaining popularity because of texture similarity with cotton.
The type of needle used depends on the type of embroidery, thread, and fabric. Therefore, the correct size and type of needle is important when browsing embroidering supplies for your work. These are the basic types of embroidery needles:
6. Twin-Pointed: Has a point at each end and a single eye in the middle to be used with a stitching frame.
7. Easy-threading: has a split eye at the top, for easy threading as the name suggests.
Backings and Stabilizers:
Backings are important in any type of embroidery because the amount of stability and support they provide often dictates the quality of the finished product. Here are some common types:
1. Water-soluble topping: Put over stitches-observing fabric types, which prevents stitches from sinking into the fabric.
2. Water-soluble backing: Generally used for embroidering freestanding lace designs on it, or making cutwork.
3. Cutaway Backing: This type enables cutting the excess fabric with a pair of scissors.
4. Tearaway Backing: This type enables the excess to be torn away after fabric is embroidered.
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