Can you machine embroider on paper?
You can embroider on paper when running your machine at full speed, but if you have the option to reduce the speed, do so. It might be a personal preference, but I’ve found that I get a cleaner, crisper result when embroidering on cardstock at a slower speed. What kind of needle should I use? Definitely a sharp needle.
What materials can you machine embroider on?
Natural fabrics with a tight weave, like cotton, linen, silk and wool, are the best fabrics for machine and hand embroidery. Their construction ensures a sturdy surface that easily supports decorative stitching.
What is backing for embroidery?
Basic cutaway backing is the most commonly used. It’s a wet-laid nonwoven backing, designed specifically for machine embroidery. Though available in several weights, I use the 2-oz. for most applications.