This week’s blog will address the R-Ss of typical embroidery terms. We will address the rest of the alphabet in future blogs.
- Registration – when all stitches and design elements line up, correct registration has been achieved.
- Repeat – repeating emblems or designs a fabric span.
- Rotate Pattern – rotation of a design in 90-degree increments counterclockwise.
- Running Stitch – stitch used to create an outline, underlay or fine detail formed between two points.
- Satin Stitch – formed by closely arranged zig-zag stitches commonly used for lettering and outlining.
- Scale – a parameter of the computer program parameter that changes the size of the design without changing the number of stitches.
- Scanning – a conversion of designs into a computer format that digitizes even the most primitive design.
- Short Stitch – digitizing technique to avoid bulky build-up of stitches in curves or corners.
- Specialty Fill – produces special fill stitch patterns with a relief, or motif design.
- Speed Control – sewing speed adjustment that varies according to the length of the stitch.
- SPI – stitches per inch, creating the density or number of satin stitches.
- SPM – stitches per minute, the running speed of the embroidery machine.
- Stabilizer – woven support material used during embroidery of 4 types: tear-away, cut-away, wash-away and Performance backing for Performance shirts. Also called backing.
- Stitch Density – the number of stitches used to form proper coverage of the pattern.
- Stitch Editing – digitizing feature that deletes stitches in a pattern.
- Stitchback – Sewing function that traces back through a design to repair skipped stitches and thread breaks.
- Stock Designs – generic digitized embroidery designs.
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