Rayon Thread is currently the most popular thread used in embroidery machines. It performs consistently well in high-speed embroidery machines with very little breaking or fraying. Rayon is a high sheen thread, and often used as a lower cost alternative to silk thread. |
Most Rayon threads are available in 40wt, though 30wt can be found without effort. A wide range of colors and shades are available, including variegated colors.
Though some brands can be, rayon thread is not generally colorfast. It is best to avoid using any bleaching agents, including those made for colors.
Stitches sewn with Rayon thread create a very smooth consistent stitch, leading to a higher quality embroidery project.
Rayon thread does deteriorate over time, so attention should be paid to how it is stored. In low humidity regions, rayon threads can be stored in the refrigerator to extend thread life for a long as possible.