Michelle, I have embroidered on suède many times - I have used a leather needle - hooped it with a tear away or cut away stabilizer, but didn't hoop the suède - I have used a less dense design, rather than a dense design. Pins will put a hole through the suède and usually you can never get that out. Practice on a smaller piece - to get the hang of it - if you prefer - so you know what to expect from the suède and your machine.
Here are some pictures of pillows and frames that I have done - the last two were done by my Grand Rikki - when she was 11.
thank you, those items are beautiful
Yes, you can. Do not hoop it. As Almag said, you do use a sticky back stabilizer - do not use a tempory spray on it. I would not recommend fixing or basting it, as the needles do leave marks. Use a leather needle. I don't know if you remember, but Shirlene did a beautiful pillow of a lighthouse, I think on suede. She posted it in projects - maybe we can find that and you can get the idea. Good luck with the project.
I've stitched on suede many times. I use a regular embroidery needle but turn my speed down a bit. Hoop your stabilizer and then use 505 spray or sticky stabilizer to secure the suede to the hoop. Don't hoop the suede, just the stabilizer. Good luck, teri
There are more experienced stitchers than I here but I imagine you could embroider just about anything on suede. I wouldn't want to hoop it though because the hoop might leave burn marks. I think you'd need to use a sticky stabiliser or a temporary spray adhesive to hold the fabric until it was 'fixed' or basted to the stabiliser. This is what I do with any speciality fabric and I often pin it as well around the edges to the stabiliser, out of the way of the needle.
To me, Jacobean designs and suede were made for each other :}
Thanks, Good idea about Jaco designs, I love them
Good question; I know it is possible b/c I have a lovely garment that was embroidered extensively. It is very old, but still in perfect condition. Perhaps I'll re-purpose it.
Looking for the answer with you.
I try to ask a question 2 times and it did not work...There it is: Is it possible to embroide on suède? If so, wich needle should I use? Do I have to use stabilizer? Is there spécial désigns for suède or leather?
Thanks for your help