Noelines Handy Hints

Did you know both solvy and Vilene can be joined,
simply cut to the desired length of your hoop and apply a very
minimal amout of moisture along one of the edge's that you want to join,
apply both edges together and allow to dry.
Cheaper than asking for big hoop Solvy & Vilene !!!
But I'm sure you could make your's look better than mine.
In the case of solvy we just place it over the area that the design
will cover and pin it in place, after you have finnished just like tearaway
remove the excess.

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Below are projects we did for Christmas using
our Veriagated and Metallic threads and Vilene
joined as above. These are all as you can see
Christmas Tree Decorations

These were made using
Metallic AS-1
and again full speed

The Pretty boot was using
Metallic AS-3
and sewed at full speed
on a
Brother Super Galaxy 3000

These were made using
Variegated Threads
and again full speed

As you can see we use what we sell so we know it works, how many of your suppliers
can also make that claim. When we originally started importing these threads we were hesitant
about an unknown supplier so everything was tested ( well 2 customers were staying over from SA
and they ran everything through the hoops on their Janome Machines )
and they did not pull any punch's, so we then ran them on Noeline's Brother machine's
Super Galaxie 2000 , 3000 and an earlier one and no problem's or thread breakages
much to our surprise. So when I got my commercial those threads took a pounding and
amazingly they were good up to a true 650 SPM on embroidery not straight line like the
manufacturer's advertise on the home embroidery machines.
Believe me when you hear them go there is a difference,
when you see a needle going at these speeds, definitly don't trim while the machine is going
I know one fool who did and paid the price with an embroidered finger nail
and it still hurts to think about it ( Yes Me )

New Project using Applique Paper

Using Solvy

Solvy film is our most popular product as a topping for towels and polo shirts. Just frame up
one layer of solvy with the towel or garment with the Solvy on top.
When the embroidery is complete, tear away as much Solvy as you can.
Any small pieces which are left will dissolve during the first wash.
Solvy is also used extensively as a topping when embroidering
difficult fabrics such as Polo shirt knits and other stretch fabrics.
Not only does Solvy help to stabilise the fabric but it also helps to improve the detail of the embroidery.

On the left is a towel done in a photostitch
design over 80,000 stitches, simply place
your solvy over your design area after you
have hooped up and pin it in place.

The solvy stop's the pile of the towel
protruding through the embroidery, any
excess is simply torn away the same as you would do with tearaway

This picture show's how the design is flat
and the pile of the towel has not affected
the design at all.

Combining our embroidery thread with
our bobbin fill reduces the bulk behind the design, photostitch is notorious for being
very untidy behind the design and yet look at how neat this is.

We only use 75D Polyester bobbin fill
for this reason the 120D is inclined to be
very thick and bulky, there is no reason
why the back of your job should not look
as clean as the front.


All Tearaway's both heavy, medium and light are just like any paper
simply grab the corner of the paper and attempt as you would normally try and tear it,
if it does tear you know its tearaway, if not you know its cutaway.
You will soon gauge between Heavy, Medium & Light just by looking at
the density of the paper and feeling the thickness.

Cutaway also has a very soft feel to it like a fabric, the most common
one we sell is medium soft and to a lesser degree light we would normally use these when
doing any design that required permanent support.

Iron on Cutaway
Normally this is what I would use when embroidering on stretch fabric's like work shirt's
nothing worse than doing 20 shirts and destroying the first one just to reduce your profit margin.
Always do a test sew on a piece of calico to make sure your design has no faults.
This is the biggest problem when doing anything like this, unless you have sewn a designer's work
before alway's do a test.
With the iron on cutaway after you have finnished your work simply cutaway any excess
not required you will find the glue used is not permanent and will simply peel off

Iron on Tearaway
Same as above but used when permanent support is not required possibly if you feel there
could be movement between the fabric and stabiliser when hooped and your outline is not on target