3 years 2 months ago
Stupid question. Should I wash the towels before embroidering? The embroidery LOOKS great - the loops are contained, etc. My problem is that the entire field shrinks and pulls the embroidery and makes it look lumpy after washing. I guess I should take a picture of the result. I lay down a voile over the terry, like an applique - in fact, the pattern has a stay stitch just in case that is wanted. And then embroider the pattern. It is the entire embroidered field that is puckered after washing. Yeah, maybe washing the towels FIRST, and getting the cotton shrink out of the way would help.
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