Embroidery Glossary

Embroidery Glossary

Bird names

There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nap:
A fuzzy or downy surface of fabric covering either one side or both, produced by brushing.
Needle plate:
The metal plate located above the hook assembly of an embroidery machine. This plate has a hole in the center through which the needle travels to reach the hook and form a stitch.
Needle:
Small, slender piece of steel with a hole for thread and a point for stitching fabric. A machine needle differs from a handwork needle; the machine needle’s eye is found at its pointed end. Machine embroidery needles come with sharp points for piercing heavy, tightly woven fabrics; ball points, which glide between the fibers of knits; and a variety of specialty points, such as wedge points, which are used for leather.