Ever wonder why there are so many different weights of
thread? They each have their own particular uses.
With threads, the higher
the weight number, the more fine the thread. Standard sewing thread is 50 wt.
For machine embroidery, we typically use a 40
wt. thread. Unless specified otherwise, most embroidery designs are digitized
to be stitched with 40 wt. thread.
Heavier threads, like 30 wt. or 12 wt., can make fine line embroidery designs like redwork look more handmade.
Line 60 wt. thread by Exquisite
is ideal for embroidering fine text. The fine thread creates crisp details
making it a wonderful choice for embroidering fonts
measuring a quarter-inch or less. Otherwise, heavier threads, like a standard
40 wt., make fine details essentially disappear.
thread is generally 60 wt. or 90 wt. and is typically available in white
and black. You can also use numerous colors of Exquisite
Fine line 60 wt. as a bobbin thread. That is particularly useful when
lace and also when you want the back of the embroidery to be pretty.
When the back of the embroidered item will be seen, as with towels,
napkins, and linens, I like to match the bobbin thread to the top thread or, at
the very least, to the color of the back of the item.