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Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.

Lachica

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #180 on: December 02, 2019, 07:59:40 AM »
Oooh, looking forward to seeing how this stitches out.
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toileandtrouble

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #181 on: December 02, 2019, 08:17:37 AM »
@Ohsewsimple  I imagine sheer means see through, like the edge of the snow. If it is on a dark background some will show between the stitching and  it will give the right effect of light falling on the curve

Nuttywife59

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #182 on: December 02, 2019, 13:15:12 PM »
I would use a heavy cutaway stabaliser as Urban Threads design can be very dense it will look lovely once it's done.

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #183 on: December 04, 2019, 08:25:22 AM »
DEEP JOY!

Yesterday Flobear popped in to see me (DJ enough with that!!) and I wanted to show Elvis off, so I hooped up some linen type stuff, she chose a design and colours from my magical thread box and Elvis did his stuff ...

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Lovely ... but even lovelier than that .....

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That is , I think, perfect tension?????
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #184 on: December 04, 2019, 08:56:22 AM »
Looks good to me  0_0 0_0

Ohsewsimple

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #185 on: December 04, 2019, 12:25:26 PM »
That looks wonderful @Iminei

Nuttywife59

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #186 on: December 04, 2019, 21:09:40 PM »
That's a lovely dragon it's stitched out really well.

Celia

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #187 on: December 04, 2019, 21:30:25 PM »
Well done, it looks great

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #188 on: December 05, 2019, 12:06:06 PM »
When I make my embroidered coasters I have the bump underneath, stabilizer on top, then the fabric, a fairly open linen type, and then the soluble on top to prevent the stitches sinking in to the fabric.

The soluble never lies totally flat, always has some wrinkles in it. I cant pull it once hooped as it tears ...but this doesnt seem to affect the stitchout.... Is this normal?

After embroidering I tear the majority of the soluble away and then rinse/dip the embroidery, which is just fabric, yet to be finished, into water to get rid of the remains of the soluble but the fabric feels hard after this

Am I getting rid of the stabilser correctly?
Is there a better way of doing this?
Should the fabric feel different after using soluble?
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Acorn

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #189 on: December 05, 2019, 12:29:19 PM »
I think you need to rinse the stabiliser out more thoroughly - it shouldn't leave any residue at all.

Are you using the plastic-y soluble stabiliser, or the one that feels as though it's woven?  If it's the plastic-y one you'll probably find the other one will behave better and is unlikely to tear.
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Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #190 on: December 05, 2019, 16:52:19 PM »
I have no idea, they came from @Celia  ..

Do you think I can assemble my coasters til finished and then wash them???
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Acorn

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #191 on: December 05, 2019, 16:57:05 PM »
Absolutely. 

If you have the plastic-y stabiliser you'll know - it's a bit like thick, opaque clingfilm!
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Nuttywife59

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #192 on: December 05, 2019, 17:00:34 PM »
You don't need to hoop the washable topping you can just lay it on the top and hold it in place. Make sure you are using the very thin one feels like cling film.  When you've finished pull off all you can and  just go gently over what's left with damp cotton bud.  You can use  clear vynyl as stabaliser for coasters then gentle tear it off when you've finished and it will not show.

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #193 on: December 05, 2019, 17:03:30 PM »
Then I think giving them a rinse and spin in the machine after theyre finished might be the way to go!

No its not very opaque at all ... looking at it, its got tiny lines on/in it and it feels rough.
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Celia

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #194 on: December 05, 2019, 17:48:33 PM »
Sorry wasn’t around earlier yes it is the plastic one but the very lightweight one, similar to the Avalon
You used to buy in a packet but this was on a roll.  @Iminei I think I did send you a bit of the papery water soluble if not I will look and see if I have any left.

 I haven’t been around much as “him in doors”  has spent the last 6 weeks in and out of hospital for tests and ops but I do need to look for my Christmas fabrics before it is new year!!! So hopefully this weekend I will see what I can find.