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« on: December 17, 2011, 06:39:38 PM »
Embroidery Terms   


Twelve-Head
An embrodiery mahine having twelve heads or stations. Each contains needles with the capability to sew multiple thread colors at the same time. This machine can embroider 12 garments at one time.
 
Underlayer
Random stitches sewn to under-cover stitches and lettering to stablilize fabric and add depth.
 
Cover Stitch
Background of solid embroidery. Background behind copy.
 
Tape
Originally, the item that contained the programming for computer controlled embroidery machines. Today, programs are recorded on a computer floppy diskette. Same as the embroidery pattern.
 
Embroidery Pattern
An electronic program which directs the embroidery equipment to reproduce a specific desgin. The pattern may be a paper tape or a computer diskette.
 
Stitch Count
Accumulated total of stitches requrierd to complete the design.
 
Direct Embroidery
The process of sewing a name or design directly to a garment.
 
Fabric Treatments   

 
Yarn Dyed
A fabric such as a plaid, check or stripe where the color is in the dyed threads or yarns before weaving or knitting cloth, as opposed to the color being printed on the fabric after being woven.
 
Enzyme Washed
A process of washing using organic substances that cause transformation or accelerate the aging of dyes.
 
Sand Wash
The process of washing fabric or a garment with sand to soften and distress the look of the fabric.
 
Garment Washed
After a garment is sewn it is washed to cut down on shrinkage and add softness to the garment.
 
Bleach Washed
The process of washing fabric or a garment with bleach to soften and distress the look of the fabric.
 
Stone Wash
The process of washing fabric or a garment with stone to soften and distress the look of the fabric.
 
Peach Wash Finish
A peach fuzz like finish applied to washed poplin with a light nap for a soft, supple feel.
 
Garment Dyed
Apparel dyed in garment form rather than fabric form. This is a popular fashion treatment used by designers.