• Rayon Thread: It’s Beautiful and It’s Earth Friendly

    Sulky Rayon Thread is, and always has been, a favorite in the machine embroidery world because of its soft, warm feel and natural-looking luster. What many people don’t realize though, is that Rayon (sometimes referred to as Viscose) originates from nature! It is made from ENKA Viscose, which is 100% biodegradable; and the availability of the renewable resource, wood, is virtually unlimited. The raw material needed for the production of viscose is cellulose pulp, and the original material for the pulp production is wood.┬áCellulose is the natural building material needed by plants for forming their cellular walls. There are only a few wood types where the cellulose develops the properties…

  • Prewound Bobbins

    I have a confession. There is one aspect of sewing that I absolutely hate. If I never had to do this again, it would be too soon. It is inconvenient, stunts my creativity and almost always messes with my rhythm when I am in the middle of a project. What is the awful thing I am talking about? WINDING THE BOBBIN! Truly it never fails; I am 3 inches from the end of a project and the darn thing runs out. I have to stop, take the bobbin out, find my bobbin thread, set it up on the top of my machine and wait while listening to the whirring sounds…