Machine Embroidery Guides

Rayon / Acrylic Or Polyester

Before purchasing it is always good to check your sellers feedback from other customers. If there thread is very slow to
sell it will often mean that it is stale and stale thread means that it will be weak and break often. Check also that
if you runout of a particular colour can you buy it individually to replace. The most important thing is to see
how many others have tried this thread and what their experience was with the product. When you are purchasing
your machine embroidery threads if the store has everything else that you need there will be great savings to be
had on postage. Before we started our wholesale business we ran an embroidery business with commercial machines

so we are able to tell what products were good and what were not. I still have my own home embroidery
machine currently a Brother Innovis 4,000 and stand by the products that I sell.

We have many customer's asking whats the difference between Rayon / Acrylic and Polyester
Polyester although it doesn't have the bright shine of Rayon
is generally more colour fast and better wearing for constant washing, the only drawback is the reduced range
available, we have over 100 in our range but there are limitations on the colours in this range.
Rayon has a lovely shine to it and the colour range available is endless, our Rayon thread has a

colourfast rating of 4 and
that is the highest available and this is what you have to look for, Many customers ask what is the best for their

machine, the only answer I can give you there is it's a personal choice quite often we have customer's purchasing
Rayon and Polyester and both run through their machines without any problems.
Always keep in mind what the manufacturer of your machine recomends as a guide and yes you can experiment and
try different products as I said I run everything through my machine and we have many customers with Janome,
Elna, Husqvarna, Singer, Bernina, Brother etc machines that do the same with no problems at all.
It is a fact of life that not all Machine embroidery threads are good quality, so beware of making a large purchase
without trying one or two reels first and running them through your machine, becuse we have complete
confidence in our embroidery threads we sell single reels to give

you this option and also to restock single reels as you run out nothing worse than running out during a job and not
being able to purchase another reel without purchasing a full pack again.
Think about it !!
The important thing is that you should be able to purchase top quality products at affordable
prices and at creekcreationsau, we make this possible.


Machine Embroidery Thread Care
Protect and look after your investment.
We have had numerous customer's ask us to have our machine embroidery threads manufactured in
5,000 meter spools, as opposed to the current 1,000 Meter mini spools.
There are a number of reasons why this has not happened but the main one is the life of the thread when used
on a domestic home embroidery machine. We saw with a commercial machine how some colours were
very rarely used even to the point that a spool could have sat in the rack for up to 5 years

(yes some of them were terrible colours) but you will find the same thing happen with your
Brother 61 Disney Colours and your Janome 78 colours.
We all like to sew in a bright airy sewing room good direct sunlight, we like to have all our treasures out on display
so that when we select our next colour to be used it's sitting there in our rack saying pick me !! pick me !!
WRONG
The most damaging element to your threads are direct sunlight or ultraviolet rays followed by dust.
Yes we are admiring our threads to death, I now store my threads all in 30 spool container's and in a closed
cupboard. When Tony built the sheds and designed the way in which products were to be stored,
he decided on minimum quantities being on the shelf and all machine threads to be stored in boxes
inside a series of compactus units that are left closed until we need to restock shelves
and the stock on the shelves is not in direct sunlight.
If you have any doubt's about the damage that can be done by the sun and dust have a look at your curtains,
and how often they have to be washed and the eventual discolouration.
When I sell you your threads they have been stored in a controlled environment and not subjected to these
elements yet due to the fast turnover of our stock as we prefer to order smaller quantity's more often and the
system works the same as your local supermaket selling milk, everything is sold in the order it was
received oldest stock to the front of the line this guarantees your products are always in prime condition
when you open your box. So now back to the first question by selling 1,000 meter spool's we know you will
use that quantity in a timely fashion and the product will be as good on the last design as it was on the
first and you will not hesitate to purchase our Machine Embroidery Threads and products again.
Yes happy customers thats what we like to see and hear about thats what it's all about, you want to sit
and enjoy watching a creation appear on your machine before you not have to keep threading
the machine because you have had thread breaks and shedding.

Stabilisers

This is what will make or break your project, it's not just about good quality embroidery threads it's also about
the type of stabiliser you use, try the correct stabiliser for the correct application any shortcut will result
in a poor quality result and dissapoinment. The list of stablisers is endless but lest start with the most common
I suppose your first question is how do you tell a cutaway from a tearaway, simple choose a small corner and
between thunmb and forefinger attempt to tear a small section if it tears freely it's a tearaway now try this in
2 different directions because you could have a one way tear, if it wont tear either way its a cutaway. A cutaway
always feels softer like a material wheras a tearaway always feels like paper. If you have a tearaway the next thing
is to try tearing from the two different directions to see if you have a two way tearaway.
Tearaway
This is the cheapest one to use and it's for fabric's with NO stretch, and will not require permanent support
there are many grades but we normally match a heavy stabiliser to a light fabric, medium to medium and light
to heavy fabric, but this is another area that personal choice come's into it and it's all about experimenting as well.
Some of our customer's always use an iron on tearaway because they find it easier to hoop and the same applies
to matching the fabric and stabiliser, it is marginaly more expensive and its a personal choice, for those of
you that are new to embroidery you will probably say how can you tell the difference easy !!
An Iron on stabiliser has a shiny side thats the glue that is the side that you lay onto your material and then
lightly iron no need for steam either and after you have finnished your job just tear it away the glue is only
a very light amout just to temporarily bond the two surfaces.
Cutaway
The same as tearaway this comes in fusable and non fusable, this is the type of product you use when a design needs

permanent support eg stretch materials like tee shirts or fluro work shirts, personally I always used an iron on
cutaway for those jobs because if ever you are going to have problems it will be with that type of material.
The same applies when you see which one is iron on look for the shiny side and that is the side you
iron onto your fabric.

As I get time girls this will eventually include all our products on this page.

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