Embroidery Glossary

Embroidery Glossary

Bird names

There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Hand:
The way the fabric feels when it’s touched. Terms like softness, crispness, dryness and silkiness are all used to describe the hand of the fabric.
Hook assembly:
Rotary device designed to pass the needle at a given point in the needle bar rise. The hook point passes into a thread loop formed by the rising needle bar and pulls the thread around the bobbin case to form a lock stitch.
Hook timing:
Proper synchronization of hook's rotary and needle's up/down movement; necessary to form stitches.
Hook:
Holds the bobbin case in the machine and plays a vital role in stitch formation. Making two complete rotations for each stitch, its point meets a loop of top thread at a precisely timed moment and distance (gap) to form a stitch.
Hooping Board:
Device that aids in hooping garments or items for embroidery. Especially helpful for hooping multilayered items and for uniformly hooping multiple items. Board designed to hold the outer portion of the hoop while the goods to be embroidered are placed over the board to be hooped. One the goods are aligned and placed correctly over the outer hoop, the operator inserts the inner portion of the hoop.
Hoops:
Devices made from wood, plastic or steel with which fabric is gripped tightly between an inner concentric ring and an outer ring. The hoop is attached to the machine’s pantograph. Machine hoops are designed to push the fabric to the bottom of the inner ring and hold it in close contact against the machine bed for embroidering.