PF EMBROIDERY EQUIPMENT 84 images NOVEMBER 2019 Threads, backings, frames, software and more – we take a look at the latest equipment and accessories for commercial embroiderers Sewon point GS UK: Gunold threads As the UK distributor of Gunold threads and supplies, GS UK says it’s always keen to research future thread trends, colour themes and textures. Textile and embroidery consultant Reiner Knochel said the colour palette for winter 20/21 will feature loud, bright and intensive colours on one side, with subtle, natural and earthy tones on the other. Similarly, Reiner predicts that transparent, coated and high-gloss finished materials will share the fabric market with matt and structured fabrics made of natural fibres and threads. “The radical changes in politics and society are also influencing the textile and garment sector,” added Reiner. “Digitisation is one of the key words, and we are constantly surprised by new developments in smart technologies. On the other hand, many consumers are re-thinking their values; they are more informed and more critical. “Nowadays, high-tech materials are affordable for everybody whilst at the same time, natural materials are having their comeback and sustainable companies and products are booming.” GS UK says its large range of Gunold threads, offering a variety of thread weights, textures and colour palettes, ensures it can cater for this increasingly demanding UK embroidery market. Madeira: Threads and Accessories Madeira offers a variety of different embroidery threads, from Classic rayon to the bleach-resistant Polyneon, as well as matt finish, wool blend and innovative specialist threads, such as its highly conductive thread. This collection also includes the recently launched CR Metallic range, which is available in an array of golds, silvers and vibrant colours in two different weights: standard 40 and thicker 20. “Embroiderers can be confident that the threads chosen not only conform to the highest Oeko-Tex specifications,” says Madeira, “but will also perform to the highest standards to produce a top quality finish.” The company’s accessory range will also soon be expanding to include a selection of magnetic frames compatible with all major commercial embroidery machine brands. “Popular for difficult-to-hoop or large-scale items, magnetic frames will help to streamline the hooping process, provide perfect tension and reduce hoop marks on garments, ultimately speeding up production,” adds Madeira. Madeira offers a variety of threads, including Classic rayon, Polyneon and its new CR Metallic range Bright and intensive threads are predicted to feature in the embroiderer’s colour palette for winter 20/21