• Machine Embroidery Series – Felted Wool or is it Wool Felt?

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog!   Felted Wool? or is it Wool Felt? Often the two terms are used interchangeably, although that would be incorrect to do, since they are two different materials.  The common factor is that both fabrics are made from wool.  The difference comes in the way the wool is processed: Wool felt is produced by applying moisture, heat and pressure directly to wool roving, compressing the roving into a solid compact fabric. Felted wool is a woven fabric,…

  • Machine Embroidery Series – Wool and Cashmere

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog!   Wool and Cashmere   Cooler temperatures are quickly settling in, so let’s turn our attention to fabrics which will keep us warm. Wool is a natural material obtained from sheep by spinning their crimped locks into long fibers which are then woven together. 100% wool can be found in a wide range of weights, nap density, and weaves.  It can also be blended with other fibers, both synthetic (polyester, acrylic) and natural (cotton) fibers. Beautifully embroidered…