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Give examples of sewing threads
Polyester, cotton and silk.
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What is cotton thread used to sew?
Cotton fabrics, strong but flammable. Not compatible with fabrics with stretch.
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What is silk thread used to sew?
Very expensive so only used for hand sewing couture garments.
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What are examples of embroidery threads?
Perle, coton a Broder and stranded.
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What is perle?
Medium thickness, twisted. 100% cotton yarn with some lustre.
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What is Coton a Broder?
A fine, smooth but tightly twisted thread. 100% cotton with some lustre.
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What is stranded?
6 stranded. Not twisted so can easily be split down. 100% cotton.
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What threads are used for CAM embroidery/applique?
Rayon/viscose and metallic threads.
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Why are rayon and viscose thread used?
Embroidery machines and stitching satin stitch around applique. Doesn't break easily. Easy to work with, lustre, can be dyed.
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What are metallic threads?
A blend of polyester and nylon. Coated with metal to give a sparkly/luxurious effect.
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What are the 5 special effects threads?
Nomex aramid thread, heat reactive thread, wash-a-way thread, glow in the dark and solar reactive.
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What is nomex aramid thread used for?
Nomex aramid threads are used for protective clothing e.g. firefighters, chefs as they are flame and heat resistant.
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What are the uses of heat reactive thread?
Polyester thread which gathers when pressed with a hot iron. Creates smocked/ruffled effect.
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What is was-a-way thread used for?
Water soluble, for tacking stitches to dissolve when no longer needed.
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What is glow in the dark thread?
A smart thread. Phosphorescent.
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What is solar reactive thread?
Smart thread. Colour develops when exposed to UV and sunlight. E.g. could be used as safety warning on children's swimming costume.
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