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Recognized Supplier Guide ‘18

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2 01 8 O C T O B E R P RI N T W E A R || 63 Just like an artist blending paint colors, choosing thread colors that are si milar will give the best results. Consider the colors as you would shading. The closer the shades are, the more realistic your i mage will ap- pear. After the design is stitched, re move it fro m the hoop and use a hard wire brush to turn the thread into fur. If you prefer the ease of keeping the stitch out hooped while you brush, that will work as well. Brush do wn ward for fur, si milar to ho w you would actually brush an ani mal. If feathers or fur circle the ani mal's face, brush fro m the inside out. If you are a digitizer and plan on creating ani mal designs for this technique, the use of manual stitches will make the results more realistic. You'll need to advance with a lock stitch each ti me, since brushing often cuts the thread bers and you'll have the lock stitches to hold the stitches in place. As an alternative to the method above, brushing the fur or feathers against the direction of the stitches, while the e mbroidery is still held in place by the hoop, may give you more control and an easier way to handle the procedure. This is certainly the case when fur or feathers are not going in a sin - gle direction. Our o wl, digitized by Aytul Kucuk, ap - pears to be gro w- ing wiser as his head "feathers" appear af- ter brush- ing the top portion of the design. S A VE STIT C HE S S A VE TI ME Si mStitch® is made fro m authentic t will, laser etched to si mulate stitches – giving the look of professionally se wn appliqué with just a heat press. T R Y BEF O RE Y O U B U Y bit.ly/stahls-si m P W1 018 stahls.co m | 8 0 0.47 8.24 57 espanol.stahls.co m | 8 0 0. 521.43 84

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