Embroidery Glossary

Embroidery Glossary

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There are 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lettering:
Embroidery using letters or words. Lettering, commonly called “keyboard lettering,” may be created using an embroidery lettering program on a PC or from circuit boards that allow a variance of letter styles, sizes, heights, densities and other characteristics.
Lock Stitch:
Commonly referred to as a lock-down or tack-down stitch, a lock stitch is formed by three or four consecutive stitches of at least a 10-point movement. It should be used at the end of any element in your design where jump stitches will follow, such as color change or the end of a design. May be stitched in a triangle, star or in a straight line. Also the name of the type of stitch formed by the hook and needle of home sewing machines, as well as computerized embroidery machines.
Logo:
Name, symbol or trademark of a company or organization.
Looping:
Loops on the surface of embroidery, generally caused by poor tension or tension problems. Typically occurs when polyester top thread or other threads have tensioning problems.