Ironing the embroidery is an important part of giving the embroidery a finished look after finishing the work. Not all embroiderers perform this step, but it not only helps to align the jammed areas of the canvas, but also to align the embroidered crosses, remove distortions.
But you need to remember a list of important rules before ironing:
- The most important rule is that the embroidery should be ironed from the wrong side. Otherwise, your crosses will lose their volume and colorfulness.This is especially important if your work provides decorative elements such as beads or French knots.
- To make the result better, start the heat treatment when the embroidery is still wet.
- Place the canvas on a white towel or bedspread for the best result.
- Use the steam mode.
- It is better to iron the embroidery with caress movements, so as not to allow damage.
Do you always iron your work? Do you have your own tips on how to iron embroidery quickly and easily? Share it with us in the comments.
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2 thoughts on “5 important rules how to iron your embroidery.”
I use spray starch on the back and iron it. It makes it easier to frame.
Thanks for the informative tip. 🙂