what is embroidery?

Embroidery is a meticulous process that involves sewing an intricate design into fabric using advanced computerized embroidery machines. It's known for its durability, eye-catching three-dimensional appearance, and the lustrous finish that enhances the vibrancy of the colors.

the embroidery process

  1. Design Selection: Choose or create the design you want to embroider. Our experts can assist you in this process.
  2. File Conversion: We convert your chosen design into the required format for our embroidery machines.
  3. Machine Embroidery: The machine meticulously embroiders your design, layer by layer, incorporating all colors present. Designs are limited to 14 colours
  4. Thread Trimming: After embroidery, excess threads are removed, leaving a clean finish.
  5. Lustrous Coating: The embroidered design receives a special sheen to enhance its visual impact.
  6. Rapid Completion: Embroidery requires no drying time, ensuring your order is ready for collection or delivery promptly.

when to choose embroidery

Embroidery is the ideal choice in several scenarios:

  • Durable Outdoor Wear: For clothing that undergoes frequent washing and exposure to tough conditions.
  • Stain-Prone Garments: Clothing that regularly encounters stubborn stains requiring hot washes.
  • Attention-Grabbing Designs: When you want your design, such as a company logo, to stand out prominently.
  • Small Designs: Embroidery pricing is based on size, making it cost-effective for small designs.
  • Caps and Hats: Embroidery offers a superior finish compared to other printing methods.
  • Thick Fabrics: Ideal for fleeces, knitwear, and materials with substantial thickness.
  • Budget-Friendly: If you're seeking long-lasting designs on a budget.

Embroidered designs are exceptionally durable and often outlast the garments themselves.

when to consider alternatives

 While embroidery is suitable for many applications, you might opt for other printing methods in the following cases:

  • Extremely Small Designs: Designs less than 6mm tall or with intricate details.
  • Ombre Effect: Designs with fading color transitions.
  • Large Designs: When the design is oversized, embroidery can become costly due to stitch count.
  • Thin Fabrics: Lightweight materials like polyester used for sports clothing.
  • Frequent Movement: When comfort is a priority, as embroidery can create a rough texture.


Embroidery is a popular choice for school uniforms, workwear, baseball caps, polo shirts, and more. At The Shirt Shack in we excel in embroidery and can help you craft the perfect designs. If you're uncertain about choosing embroidery, feel free to contact The Shirt Shack at 01305 759424 for guidance.




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