Basics Of Embroidery Thread Weights And Their Uses
Gunold carries 4 basic thread weights in a variety of fibers. Select the right thread for the design and the look you are going for in your finished product.
1. 12 Weight
Gunold's thickest thread (Filaine)
2. 30 Weight
Gunold's second thickest thread (Cotton, Metallic)
3. 40 Weight
Gunold's standard (most common) threads (Polyester, Rayon, Metallic)
4. 60 Weight
Gunold's thin thread (Polyester)
1. Poly 40 - Polyester Thread
The Go To Thread, Durable, Colorfast to Chlorine, Long Lasting
2. Poly 60 - Polyester Thread
Small Lettering, Detail In Designs, Durable, Colorfast to Chlorine, Long Lasting
3. Sulky 40 - Rayon Thread
Brilliant Luster, High Tensile Strength, Natural Fibers
4. Cotty 30 - Cotton Thread
Matte Finish, Natural Fibers, Strong
5. Filaine 12 - Acrylic Thread
(3 times thicker than 40 weight threads) - Vintage Look, Wool Like Features, Great Coverage
6. Mety 30 And 40 - Metallic Thread
Glamorous Sparkle, Multiple Colors, Two Thicknesses
Pro Tip: Lower quality embroidery threads result in frequent thread breaks and lint accumulation. When this occurs this can lead to increased production costs - slowing down your production line, wasting thread, and higher machine maintenance expenses.
Watch this helpful video to learn about Gunold's thread line and the different thread weights Gunold carries.
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