We've tried many way to embroider on guest towels, and the one we prefer the most is ising water soluble backing, that goes away after embroidery is finished.
Here is a small photo-session of this process, which was kindly prepared by Bobbie Berry.
It includes positioning of Victorian Whitework
design on a guest towel.
As you may see, the photos are self explanatory:1
. Guest towel is hooped with 2 layers of fabric-look WSB underneath. A print-out of design template is used to hoop correctly, so that the design would be stitched exactly at the desired spot. See more detailed Design Positioning Tips
. The hoop is inserted into the machine, and needle gets centered. It should meet the template center mark:
. Design is embroidered using polyester machine embroidery thread:
. Once embroidery is finished, the towel is removed from the hoop, the excess of stabilizer is cut away.5
. The remaining backing is dissolved in warm water:6
. The wet guest towel is placed upon a dry bath towel, to dry: