Spectra Metallic, 8 Spool Gift Box
Metallic Spectra thread gives your projects a different dimensions. Its "holographic" foil finish reflects light from all around casting a spell over everyone viewing your work.
Spectra will run smoothly on ALL sewing and embroidery machines, when swing and speed and tension are reduced slightly, according to the following instructions:
Metallic is less pliable, therefore, tensions should be readjusted. A sample run is recommended on the production fabric before attempting to run the production order. Metallic thread will usually run as well as rayon, provided that tensions are looser than normal. Fabric type and weight, along with the execution of the design, will determine how loose or tight the tensions should be set.
The design must be programmed correctly for metallic thread. It is essential that your puncher (software) is adjusted to the type and size of metallic thread, along with the fabric it will be stitched on. Consequently, stitch length and density must be adjusted accordingly.
When stitching with metallic on any machine, make sure that your equipment is in excellent running condition. Also, the thread guides should be free of rough spots.
When switching to metallic from another thread type, start with a new needle. The bobbin cases should also be checked and cleaned.
Always start with a new needle and replace frequently, as metallic threads have an abrasive effect on the needle, and in turn this will cause thread damage. Try to keep thread tensions as low as possible.