Embroidery Glossary

Embroidery Glossary

Bird names

There are 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fancy Fills:
A digitizing function that automatically incorporates special patterns or textures into fill areas. Also known as specialty fills.
Feather Stitching:
Lightweight designs constructed of run stitches. Ideal for tricots, nylons and taffetas.
Fill Stitch:
Series of run stitches commonly used to cover large areas. Different fill patterns can be created by altering the angle, length or repeat sequence of the stitches.
Finishing:
Processes performed after embroidery is complete. Includes trimming loose threads, cutting or tearing away excess backing, removing topping, cleaning any stains, pressing or steaming to remove wrinkles or hoop marks and packaging for sale or shipment.
Flagging:
Up-and-down motion of goods under action of the needle. It’s called flagging because of it resembles a waving flag. Often caused by improper hooping of goods, flagging may result in poor registration, unsatisfactory stitch format and birdnesting.
Flat embroidery:
Embroidery that is framed in hoops, usually exclusively on the top of the embroidery machine's hook assembly.
Format:
Machine specific readable information.
Frame:
Holding device for insertion of goods under an embroidery head for the application of embroidery. May employ a number of means for maintaining stability during the embroidery process, including clamps, vacuum devices, magnets or springs. See Hoops.
Fringe:
Threads that are cut and hang loosely from the edge of a design.