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Glossary embroidery & apparel decoration terms

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THREAD

Fine cord of natural or synthetic material made from two or more filaments twisted together and used for stitching. Machine embroidery threads come in rayon, which has a high sheen; cotton, which has a duller finish than rayon but is available in very fine deniers; polyester, which is strong and colorfast; metallics, which have a high luster and are composed of a synthetic core wrapped in metal foil; and acrylic, which has rayon's sheen.

TRIMMING

The action of cutting loose thread, removing backing, etc., from the final embroidered product.

Twill

Twill is the name given to fabric woven in such a way as to produce diagonal parallel ribs. These ribs strengthen the fabric.

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