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Some fabrics and fabric textures, such as knitwear and terry towels, are not easy to embroider. Knitwear is very stretchy and therefore requires stabilizing when embroidering. On very coarse knitted fabrics the stitches tend to sink into the pile, as with terry towels. The embroidered stitches get lost among the loops which diminishes the quality of the embroidery and is considered a defect by the buyers. There is a way to avoid this inconvenience.
AVALON from MADEIRA, a water soluble film which has to be hooped on the top of the fabric. Since it lays between the fabric and the embroidery, it holds down the loops of terry fabrics and the pile of knitwear. As a result the embroidery can be done almost without any additional underlay stitches.
How to remove AVALON: AVALON is a water soluble film which dissolves during the first washing.
• First tear away the excess of AVALON all around the embroidery. • If the embroidered garment is not to be washed so soon, put a clean moistened cloth on top of the embroidery. Iron shortly until it is dry. AVALON dissolves and gets absorbed into the cloth. • Repeat if AVALON has not been entirely removed. • All residues will get removed during the first washing.
Whatever method you choose for the removal of AVALON, it is very important to let the embroidered garments dry completely before piling them up.