Polka & Bloom on Etsy

August 29, 2013

Embroidery tip: thread multiple needles

Embroidery tip: thread multiple needles
I recently finished a commission where I mainly used one colour, black to be specific. And there was lots of black satin stitching going on in this particular piece. Satin stitch eats a LOT of floss! So I kept having to stop to thread the needle.

That got old real fast! So I reminded myself of a sewing tip: if you need to use the same colour for a big project, wind several bobbins with sewing thread before you start. That way you just have to pop in a fresh bobbin, you don't have to wind it in the middle of your sewing.

Same goes for embroidery, if you're using a lot of the same colour; thread a few needles with that colour at a time. Then when you finish one, you just need to grab the next one from your pincushion - or arm of your sofa. You know, whatever works for you. ;-)

This also works for projects that aren't just one colour. If you know what colours you will be using in a given stitching session, you can thread those before you start. :-)

xo, Carina
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for leaving me a message!

Please note that Anonymous comments or comments with links will not be approved.

** If you have a question about something specific, please send me an email - especially if it is on an older post. **

Have a great day!

Search This Blog

use pinterest?