Embroidering on Screens

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I have just returned from a 6 week long trip but before I left, I saw
instructions for embroidering on screens but now I can't find them.  Does
anybody on this list have them or can point me to a site where I can get
them?  Thanks.


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Re: Embroidering on Screens
On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 08:45:43 -0400, "Nadyne Nelson"

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Did you still need some information on this?  What kind of screens are you
talking about?  Pet
Screen, fiberglass screen or the good old fashioned aluminum window screens?

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Re: Embroidering on Screens
It's pet screen and I've already broken two needles.  I definitely still
need help!

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Re: Embroidering on Screens
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:05:31 -0400, "Nadyne Nelson"

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I've done pet screen without using any special needles.  I bought a box of 100
Bernina brand needles
size 80/12 last year some time and use them for just about everything.  I was
told they were made my
Schmitz.  The pet screen I used was made of fiberglass.

Here is how I did it. I hooped tear away stabilizer. I laid the screen down on
top of the hoop and
basted it in place.  Because the stitches  tend to sink into the holes of the
mesh I placed a layer
of water soluble stabilizer on top of the screen.  That was it, and then I
stitched away, no special
thread and no need to slow down my machine.  When it was done I removed as much
of the stabilizer as
possible and then wet the top stabilizer to remove any excess.

I don't know why your needles are breaking, what brand of machine do you have?
Can you stitch
through the hem of a pair of jeans with ease?  Being short that is my acid test
for any good sewing
machine in my house.  If I can't hem my jeans the machine is not good to me no
matter how many fancy
designs it can stitch.

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