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Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread

with Lindee Goodall
Discover everything you need to know to achieve professional machine embroidery results with any thread!

Find out how to create a successful recipe for flawless embroidery results, no matter what you’re stitching! Embroidery expert Lindee Goodall demystifies thread weight, stitch density and needle choices so you can easily select the right ingredients for any project. Learn the secrets to speciality thread success as Lindee reveals essential guidelines for working with polyester, rayon, cotton, metallic and more. Troubleshoot thread nests and bulky embroidery with a lesson on changing the density of any design and eliminate "bulletproof" embroidery for good. Plus, discover the radiant range of available threads and how you can use them to create stripes, texture and sheen without any extra steps!

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Lesson 1. Introduction to Specialty Threads

  • Meet embroidery author and instructor Lindee Goodall as you gain an overview of decorative threads. You'll learn about thread weights and tensions, density charts that you can use as references for future projects, and ways to pair your threads with the best needles for the job.


Lesson 2. Polyester Thread


Lesson 3. Rayon & Cotton


Lesson 4. Metallics


Lesson 5. Glow-in-the-Dark & Solar Threads


Lesson 6. Uncommon Specialty Threads


Lesson 7. The Bobbin


Lesson 8. Adjusting Density

"Wonderful information packed course on machine embroidery threads! Lindee offers the solution to metallic, holo-shimmer and bobbin-work threads for machine embroidery. An excellent resource."
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