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A trend often seen at luxury hotels is the embossing on towels. Having a full digitizing software package or a handy digitizing company just a phone call away makes this technique all possible.
Whether you choose to Emboss and have your letters in Satin Stitches or you prefer to emboss the towel with the effect of a negative photography as in this sample depends on your personal preference combined with the fluff of the fabric at hand, and the amount of time you have available for the actual stitching of the design.
For the engraved areas, I prefer a flat finished thread that matches the towels and then for stitching raised letters I would recommend a higher-sheen in the same shade or slightly darker. I would put a color stop in to change the lettering thread to a higher sheen thread. For towels , I prefer polyester embroidery threads over rayon threads because towels tend to be washed frequently and poly thread holds up better over time.
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