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How to Choose Computer Embroidery Thread?

The embroidery threads of different computerized embroidery machines vary widely in texture. For different fabrics and customer requirements, we must first understand the adaptability of embroidery threads so as to  avoid mismatches. The following are some common embroidery threads to analyze their respective characteristics.

1. Polyester silk embroidery thread

The characteristics of polyester yarn are that it can withstand chemical substances and frequent washing, and reduce the fading and discoloration of clothes. Therefore, hotel uniforms, water-milled blue denim clothes, sportswear or children's clothing are all made of polyester yarn to maximize the prevention of fading phenomenon.

Relatively speaking, polyester yarn is tougher than rayon. When embroidering is performed, the machine is running at high speed, and the polyester embroidery thread wholesale with high tenacity can also withstand greater tension; therefore, it is often used for three-dimensional embroidery, cap pieces, shoe pieces, and embroidery on hard embroidery materials such as handbags. And its fire resistance is very high, even if the clothes are close to the flame, it is not easy to touch the fire.

The thread quality of polyester silk embroidery thread is not more stable than rayon, but more elastic. You can cut a piece of rayon thread for testing, pull it hard, and then loosen it, and find that the heavy duty embroidery thread will not shrink. On the contrary, the continuous filament polyester thread after being pulled will return to its original length once it is loosened, which may cause the embroidery to wrinkle, so In terms of thread tension adjustment, it needs to be more accurate.

2. Rayon embroidery thread

The properties of rayon and polyester thread are similar, the former has the advantage of more color choices. In addition, as mentioned above, the stability of rayon is also higher than that of polyester. Even if it is pulled by the machine frame, it will not shrink significantly, but it is easy to catch fire, and it is not suitable for frequent washing.

3. Wire embroidery thread

The characteristic of metal wire is that the outer layer of the wire is covered with a metal film, and the inner layer is actually composed of rayon or polyester yarn. Designers can create shiny embroidery effects due to the sheen of the thread's surface; however, it also has a negative impact on embroidery.

During embroidery, the needle, thread and fabric often rub against each other to generate heat. At this time, the fine hair of the embroidery thread will play a role, and the heat will be taken away through the needle, while the surface layer of the metal wire does not carry the fine hair, the heat of the embroidery needle still exists, so that the metal film is dissolved by the heat, and even the thread is broken.

4. Wool embroidery thread

Wool thread is thicker than ordinary embroidery thread and is a unique embroidery thread. It is most commonly used in towel embroidery, rope embroidery and chain needles. It is especially beautiful when matched with knitted fabrics, especially for girls' knitted clothes. It has a soft embroidery effect and has the beauty of handicrafts.

Due to its thick body, thicker needles are required, 100-gauge or 110-gauge needles are suitable, but it is necessary to consider whether it can match the fabric. In addition, the thread tension should also be relatively loose to allow enough space for the embroidery thread to move.