If you’ve been looking for blanks to embroider this holiday season, chances are you found many options and 90% of them are buffalo plaid! Whether it’s pillows, kitchen towels, throws, potholders or garments, it’s plaid! Buffalo plaid offers some challenges for the embroiderer because of the combination of color (most likely red and black) and the high probability of it being a textured fabric. But embroiderers have ammunition in their arsenal to overcome these potentially troublesome fabric features.
Embroidery expert Deborah Jones will be joining me tomorrow on Facebook Live and we’ll be sharing some tips for tackling tricky fabrics including buffalo plaid. We’ll show how to keep your embroidery above the loft on nubby fabrics. We’ll also discuss tips for making your embroidery stitches front and center on bold prints. In addition, we’ll look at stretchy knits (a crowd favorite fabric) and how to avoid sinking stitches. Finally, we’ll discuss embroidering on heavy bulky fabrics.
And if you’re wondering, I used all these tips in making gift #2 on my Holiday Gift Making list. Join me at 1:00 PM CST on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 where you’ll see gift #2 on Facebook or YouTube. Bring your embroidery questions, Deborah and I will be happy to help you have a successful holiday stitching season. See you there!