Every Cloth has an old story of its Era, but we love making contemporary tales with embroidered art!
Can you imagine that embroidered objects and antiques used to define the wealth status early? Embroidered Household objects, clothes, and religious relics used to be considered a mark of prosperity as there were a limited amount of families that could afford artistic belongings in the medieval Era of Persia, Europe, India, and China. People used to express gratitude and respect with rich gifts of embroidered beauty that impressed kings and their families. We have evolved to a large extent from those times but the luxury of embroidered fine art has not changed or become less.
Let us see some threads that help the objects be beautiful in their artistic way!
Stranded Embroidery Cotton
These threads provide the best finishing art in fabrics cotton, linen, silk, and rayon. Their effect is lessened if they are used on any other unsuitable fabrics. Your needle can sew with 6 whole threads while giving a wholesome effect to the art and can be segregated and integrated as per the usage and requirement.
These threads are commonly known as ‘embroidery floss’. It is available in different fabrics like silk, rayon, cotton etcetera. The beauty of these threads is it seems to be delicate but it holds the strength to bind knots that do not break. It is a freely curled and slightly silky thread being used in fabrics like linen as well. Rayon stranded embroidery threads are also known well because of their extreme luster and so are used in Brazilian embroidery too.
Pearl Cotton Threads
Pearl cotton according to its name, is as valuable as a pearl. It is a heavier thread in comparison to a single-stranded thread. It is not only a singular piece; it is available in many weights. This thread comes in a single strand and towards the ends, if they care carefully checked they are made of 2 fibers twisted together. These fibers are not to be separated as both of them are to be used. There are numbers given on the threads which identify the lightness of the thread. The higher the number the lighter the thread.
Moreover, this thread has a textured effect which makes it the perfect fit for Hardanger embroidery, cross-stitch, and redwork, etc. It is the first choice of the thread where surface embroidery is mainly required.
Where you need a silk-like sheen, Rayon floss is the first choice of thread! Its dazzling colors give you varied choices for various types of embroidery. It is the best thread when you need shiny effects on your piece of art and available in the same manner as stranded cotton art. This thread gets knotted and tangled easily but when short lengths are used, this problem no more remains a problem. By slightly dampening the thread and moisturizing it, you can use it smoothly and efficiently.
These threads are generally used to highlight a specific part of the type of embroidery or on its own like in Gold Work. Metallic threads are discolored easily and a bit tough to work with as they are knotted and snagged easily. Their Beauty lies in the brilliance as and when they are mixed and matched during embroidery with other threads to bring out art that is easy on the eyes.
The scope of work is limited because the fabrics with metallic threads are hard to wash.
We all know the importance of wool yarn as it is the thread that keeps us warm during freezing winters. Cross stitch and tapestry work are some major types of work where embroidery thread is often used. This thread is thick in comparison to two strands of stranded embroidery thread.
Persian yarn is a yarn that is mostly used on canvas or other heavy materials and is soft as well as thick. Needlepoint projects and crewelwork are some of the projects where Persian thread is frequently used. There is also a felted wool yarn that specifically goes under a felting process for a fuzzy texture that can be used for a fuzzy texture.
Silk clothes and silk threads are both in demand due to their increased luster and beautiful embroidery. Silk Threads give a regal look to any material they are used on but if not finished appropriately they can fade and lose their color very easily. You can lightly steam press the back of the work using slight steam on the iron which will provide a brilliant sheen.
This thread holds many colors along the lengths and you have many choices of colors on different types of threads. This thread is available in all types of thread fibers like silk, cotton, and rayon. Where you need gradual color change, variegated threads are the best way!
Well, threads and embroidery are part of the family of fashion. People love to use it in different ways but of course, choosing the right threads at the right place is the most important thing. So choose your thread wisely that enhances the beauty of your clothes and complements your attire sense!