Outdoor Decor and Custom Embroidery
Custom embroidered outdoor pillows and drink covers elevate the design of this patio decor. The rose compass coordinates with ceiling medallion and sea horse with patio wall decor
From Our Guest Blogger; Donna S. Johnson of LuLu Kate Designs; Atlanta, Georgia exclusive to-the-trade
Embroidery for Outdoor Decor
Outdoor decor you may have thought was boring and bland like what you saw in the big box store. Or, perhaps, too expensive with a designer. However with Riviera Outdoor Decor, we are the designer and manufacturer combined and saving you money. We have won three international awards for our design and innovative engineering of outdoor decor. You can locate us here
As you plan to spruce up your outdoor spaces for spring and summer, here are a few things to keep in mind when incorporating custom embroidery into your design.
You will want to think about the appropriate fabric, thread and stabilizer.
Why is it important to have appropriate fabric?
Ideally, you will want your fabric to last more than one or two outdoor seasons (at Riviera Outdoor Decor, we use Sunbrella exclusively for proven longevity). You can protect your investment by using the appropriate fabric- fabrics that are truly solution dyed acrylic fabrics for outdoor use. Please read our Blog post "Outdoor fabric Quality, Carrot or Radish" Sunbrella is a fabric that works extremely well for outdoor use and embroiders well.
You will want to use thread that is rated for outdoor use as well. NOTE, this does not mean strictly polyester thread in that it will wear thin over time. It means a polyester thread that is treated for outdoor use with a UV protectant.
Outdoor thread has come along way for both embroidery and sewing of outdoor furnishings. There are numerous color choices in outdoor thread now. It may cost a little more but last a lot longer. We are speaking of years longer. Do it once, do it right.
There are so many types of embroidery stabilizers on the market- it can be quite confusing. Let's keep it simple. We stay on the safe side and use a cutaway stabilizer. This is a strong, rugged stabilizer. It does come in several weights- depending on how stitch-heavy the design will be.