Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabrics or products with ornamental stitches using yarns of one or more colours.
The TextielLab uses a computer-controlled embroidery machine that copies a design and converts it into stitches. The choice of stitch direction and stitch type also varies.
Types of stitches
The TextielLab uses different types of stitches with a variable density.
Types of stitches: straight stitch, satin stitch and filling stitch.
The TextielLab has embroidery yarns in a variety of colours and materials, including polyester, viscose, cotton and Lurex, most of which are in stock.
Embroidery is applied to a range of materials, which you supply yourself. Your material is always tested first to see whether it is suitable for embroidery. If you want to embroider a special base material, it is important that you let us know in advance in the questionnaire.
For additional support, an interlining is applied to the material to be embroidered. In the case of extremely thin fabrics, a water-soluble interlining can be used.
Embroidery is usually used to decorate existing fabrics.
Studio Job (Yearbook 2013)
Studio Jaime Hayon (Yearbook 2011)
Eva Dunis (Yearbook 2011)
Emilie Pallard & Niels Heymans (Yearbook 2012)
Studio BCXSY (Yearbook 2012)
These facilities are particularly suitable for fashion, interior and product designers and students of similar disciplines.
We only accept assignments of unique pieces, prototypes or limited editions. Commercial assignments, such as embroidering logos and emblems, are not accepted.
TextielLab embroidery machine specifications:
|Type||SWF/E - T1501|
|Number of needles||15 (colours)|
|Work surface||50 x 34 cm|
|Speed (stitches per minute)||400 to 1200, depending on material and design|
|Software||APS Ethos version 12.0|
You can get started in the TextielLab as soon as your application has been approved and the quote signed off. It is important that you come well prepared. The following information will help you.
TextielLab embroidery essentials:
- A digital file in JPEG or Illustrator Photoshop
- Material that you want to embroider
- Your presence during the product development phase, for optimal result
- A laptop. If required, your design can be adapted on the spot
The embroidery price consists of the following components:
Programming: a minimum of two hours at € 48,50 (excluding embroidery stitches).
Embroidery stitches: € 1,50 per 1,000 stitches, calculated after completion.
Start-up costs: € 30,00 for a repeat assignment (without programming).
Frank de Wind