Almost every embroidered goods has to undergo at least one or more finishing processes before being ready for sale because stitching errors or other errors have to be eliminated.
Embroidery Finishing Medhods
Finishing is nay of a number of procedures like thread trimming, removal of excess backing or topping, spot or soil removal or steaming that are performed between completion of embroidery and packaging.
Almost every embroidered goods has to undergo at least one or more finishing processes before being ready for sale because stitching errors or other errors have to be eliminated. Bands and motifs have to be cut. Sometimes chemical finishing processes add new and improved characteristics to embroidered goods.
Correction of Errors/Mending
Errors in the embroidered fabric caused by thread breads of the front respectively bobbin yarn or caused if a front or a bobbin spool runs empty must be eliminated by re-embroidering the missing of faulty design parts with a kind of sewing machine. Therefore the defective area is clamped into a small frame then the missing sample parts are repaired. The sewing machine has to be adjusted to each design and fabric. For mending, the same front and/or bobbin yarn as used on the embroidery machine has to be chosen.
Etching Process (Chemical Lace)
Other Finishing Techniques
By washing dirt as oil particles are removed.
Singeing is the burning-off of fibres which remained in the borer holes after boring. Nowadays singeing is no longer used as it is quite expensive.
Bleaching is the removing of the colour by means of chemical agents.
In order to eliminate all chemical residues from the fabric.
Optical brightening agents have the characteristic to change the wave length of the light. Thus the embroidery receives a fluorescent shining.
The colour (a material), especially by soaking in a colouring solution.
During this processing step the fabric is strengthened, receives stability and a full grasp. Materials can be finished before embroidering.