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The Exquisite World of Embroidery Fabrics by ITO

ITO offers an extensive range of cotton and linen embroidery fabrics. The brand meticulously selects materials that complement the art of embroidery and provide an ideal canvas for intricate needlework.

How to Choose the Right Embroidery Fabric

The choice of embroidery fabric is crucial to the outcome of any embroidery project. It will affect the final product's durability and overall aesthetic, as well as the ease of stitching. Here are some guidelines for selecting the ideal embroidery fabric for your project.

Consider the Type of Embroidery

Different types of embroidery require specific fabric choices. For instance, surface embroidery techniques like cross-stitch, crewelwork, and silk ribbon embroidery typically work well on evenly woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, or evenweave.

Thread Count and Weave

Thread count pertains to how many threads there are in an inch of the embroidery fabric. Fabrics with higher thread counts typically have smoother surfaces, which makes them perfect for more detailed needlework. Lower thread count fabrics, however, can be more forgiving for beginners or projects needing larger stitches.

Fabric Fibre Content

The fibre content of the fabric plays a crucial role in the appearance and longevity of the embroidery. ITO offers embroidery fabrics made of cotton and linen.

  • Cotton: Versatile and easy to work with, cotton is a popular choice for embroidery. It comes in various thread counts and can be found in plain-weave or evenweave varieties.

  • Linen: Known for its natural lustre and durability, linen is favoured for fine embroidery projects. It can be found in a range of thread counts and weaves.

Fabric Colour

The colour of the fabric is equally important, as it can significantly impact the overall appearance of your embroidery. Consider the colour contrast between your thread and fabric. For example, if you're using light-coloured threads, a darker fabric will help your stitches stand out, while dark threads will pop on lighter fabrics.

Project Size and Complexity

The size and complexity of your embroidery project should also influence your fabric choice. For small, intricate designs, opt for fabrics with higher thread counts to ensure precision. Large projects may benefit from more substantial fabrics to prevent sagging or distortion.

Buy ITO Fabrics in Australia

ITO has successfully carved a niche for itself in the world of embroidery threads and embroidery fabrics,continuing to inspire embroidery enthusiasts worldwide to create timeless and captivating masterpieces. Browse our range of ITO fabrics and find the perfect fabric for your upcoming embroidery project!