- I had already held another large
blanket over my shoulder while the embroidery
design was being run on the machine... The flatbed, which would
moved up to support a smaller blanket, was too small for the
size of this blanket... So
this time I used an office chair (the kind with rollers) to hold
up the bulk of the
blanket... It made my job a whole lot easier.
- Tape used to secure a piece of topping,
which is laid loosely on top of projects like
blankets (in this case) or towels, for example... Topping creates
embroidery surface by holding down the fabric to prevent stitches
from sinking into
the fabric... This type of transparent light-weight plastic-like
topping is water soluable.
Most of our design work is done is millimeters or centimeters...
We make a lot of notes
on the hoops so they can easily be identified... The hooping
field on this one is
380mm (7 inches) wide.