Thought to have been first used in 30,000 BC, this technique of embellishing fabric is even more traditional than screen printing. Although not as much detail of gradients and colours can be achieved with embroidery, personalising garments in this way achieves so many other effects. Embroidering is the application of thread to create a design using a needle, or 12 in our case! We bought our first embroidery machines in 1998 at an auction, not really knowing if this would help our business grow but sure, it did. It added a whole new line of business making School uniforms, workwear and helping us approach sports clubs to provide their football and rugby kits too. Many of our customers love embroidery because it looks like a lot of time has been spent on them (and it has). Each application of embroidery can take us up to an hour to complete and although the thread is not expensive, time is.
Whilst not being the most economical way to customise your clothing, it looks outstanding. Embroidery works best for curved text and more block, basic logos, and designs. We have perfected the way we embroider and spend a lot of time setting up each design so it works well when the item is first completed but also each time your embroidered clothing is washed and dried. We can advise you with design tweaks and changes that can be made to make your logo look its best when it's done. Up to 12 colours of thread can be used on each item so you can really go crazy with your design ideas.
Embroidering a colour of thread on the same colour of fabric gives your garment a very unique look. Typically used by clothing brands, we also use this method on a lot of our own work uniforms such as fleeces and hoodies as it looks understated but interesting too! We get a lot of comments on our workwear. Puff embroidery is also very interesting as a process. Thick material is placed on top of the garment whilst being embroidered onto the garment, this leaves you with a raised look to your design or logo. This is generally used on caps, hats, and bags but has other applications too.