For open embroidery on light cottons and linens, Cotswold of New York, NY, offers Tearaway/Washaway, #1720, a 1.7-ounce premium-grade water-soluble stabilizer. When the embroidery is finished, the excess tears easily away from the stitches, and the rest dissolves in water with multiple washings.
The secret to this versatile stabilizer is that it is constructed of half water soluble and half nonsoluble materials. So only half of the stabilizer dissolves leaving the nonsoluble fibers under the stitching to give the embroidery the support it needs to keep the design looking sharp and crisp throughout the life of the garment.
Tearaway/Washaway is made using a wet-laid nonwoven process that ensures it is nondirectional and dense for maximum support. This type of stabilizer also makes it easier to achieve the tambourine skin tension level that is ideal for perfect registration and fine details. Custom cutting is available. MORE INFO