Some Popular Types Of Threads Used For Embroidery
The quality of embroidery thread plays an important role in determining the quality and finishing of the stich. A good quality embroidery thread also helps to protect the needles and to extend the life of the final product.
There are many different types of embroidery threads like, the standard embroidery cotton thread, pearl cotton thread, silk thread, knitting yarn, GEM polyester embroidery thread, metallic embroidery thread and so on. Let us know about a few popular types of embroidery threads
Standard cotton thread
This type of thread is also known as embroidery floss and is the most commonly used thread for embroidery. This thread is useful for different types of embroidery as it has six strands of thread in the skein. You can use all the six strands or separate the strands depending on the style of stich and the material on which embroidery is done.
Pearl cotton thread
The pearl cotton thread is heavier than the single strand of standard cotton thread. This single strand thread is made by twisting two fibres together. This thread has a textured effect and is ideal for cross stitch, hardanger embroidery and to make tassels. This type of thread is available in the market at different weights.
Metallic hand embroidery thread
Metallic threads are commonly used to highlight certain aspects of an embroidery work. These threads add unique brilliance and beauty to the embroidery work. Metallic threads tarnishes and snags easily, however synthetic metallic thread is a good option as it does not tarnish.
These threads are available in a number of bright and beautiful colours. These threads are ideal for fine embroidery. However, silk threads lose their sheen easily and sometimes bleed onto the fabric.
Knitting yarn as the name suggests is used for knitting. This type of yarn is available in multiple shades of colours and thickness.
Polyester embroidery thread
This type of embroidery thread is known for its smoothness and sheen. The GEM polyester embroidery thread is available in a wide range of four hundred colours. This thread has a long shelf life and is highly durable. It is suitable for doing embroidery on different types of fabrics as it possess excellent colour fastness.