What should you know about embroidery threads?

Written by: GAO MENG



Time to read 3 min


Embroidery threads are special threads with rich colors, excellent softness and gloss, making them the best material for embroidery. As people's love and demand for crafts increase, the demand for embroidery threads is also increasing, so the production of them has become an important industry.


Let’s introduce the production process and precautions of embroidery threads.

Step 1:

Raw material preparation: The raw materials for embroidery threads are generally cotton, polyester, nylon and other fibers. High quality raw materials are generally selected to ensure the quality and service life of the threads. These raw materials need to be screened, cleaned, and dyed.


Step 2:

Dyeing: Dye the yarn multiple times as needed to achieve the desired color.

Step 3:

Winding: Wrap the dyed yarn around a paper or plastic tube for subsequent processing and use.

Step 4:

Segmentation: Classify the wound yarn according to different specifications, colors, etc.


These production processes should be strictly controlled to ensure the quality of the thread production and the stability of color. Strict quality inspection should also be carried out during the production process, including indicators such as wire strength, color difference, and breakage rate, to ensure that the quality of the threads meet the standards.


Packaging: Package the finely divided embroidery threads, usually including plastic bags, paper boxes, etc. Avoid moisture, heat, and pressure on the threads to ensure their quality and service life.

Step6 :

Inspection: Conduct quality inspection on the packaged embroidery threads to ensure that the products meet the standards.

At the same time, they should also comply with environmental requirements, avoid the use of harmful substances, and reduce pollution to the environment.

Step7 :

Shipment: Qualified embroidery threads can be shipped to sales channels or customers.

The above is the basic process of embroidery thread production, and the process may vary slightly from different manufacturers.

The above is the basic process of embroidery thread production, and the process may vary slightly from different manufacturers.

So how to choose the embroidery threads that suit you best based on the characteristics of each material?


  • Polyester: While retaining its luster, the polyester thread has a rich variety of colors. It has high strength, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and is not easy to mold. It has a low shrinkage rate and extremely high fire resistance, so it is widely used.

  • Rayon: Rayon is cheap and has high stability. Even after being moved and pulled by an embroidery machine, it will not shrink significantly. environmentally friendly and are a sustainable choice.
  • Cotton: The strength of cotton thread is relatively stable, it is also heat-resistant, and is suitable for durable pressing. The finished works embroidered by it have a weak gloss and have a retro and nostalgic feeling, so it is also more commonly used.
  • Wool thread: Wool thread is thicker than regular embroidery threads and is a unique type of embroidery thread. It has a soft embroidery effect and the beauty of handicrafts.


  • Polyester: The thread quality of polyester filament is relatively elastic. After being pulled, the polyester filament, once relaxed, will return to its original length, so more accurate online tension adjustment is needed.
  • Rayon: Not wear-resistant and lacking elasticity, there is also a possibility of color fading.
  • Cotton: The firmer surface of cork blocks might feel less comfortable for some users, especially in poses where the block is under the body.
  • Wool thread: Due to the thick texture of wool thread, thicker needles and suitable fabrics need to be selected. In addition, the tension of the thread should also be relatively accurate, providing sufficient space for the embroidery thread to move around.

The above is a brief introduction to the advantages and disadvantages of various commonly used materials for embroidery threads. You can choose the embroidery thread that best suits you based on their characteristics.