Reply To: Parking Threads


Berlin Embroidery Designs – Tanja Berlin

Hi Jill

If the needle thread is parked on the outside of the embroidery and I cannot get it back down the same hole and it creates a stab stitch, I am not very happy as I have to then try to unpick that stab stitch, I do not leave it in the embroidery.

It took me 10 years of doing needle painting embroidery before I realized there were dots in the ground fabric created by the parked thread when looking at my Siamese cat embroidery and noticing there were dots in the ground fabric around the embroidery.

If I am parking the needle and thread on the outside of the embroidery now, it will be outside of the framing so you won’t see any dots in the background fabric.

If you have troubles getting the needle and thread down the same hole in the fabric then you are best too park the thread in the body of the bird. You can look at the color chart to see where that color is going to be used next and park the needle and thread in that area, because if you have a small slab stitch in body that is OK as it will get covered with the long and short stitch.

You can have a magnetic needle minder on the edge of the embroidery where you can place the parked needle on so that it doesn’t get in the way.