TitlePoly vs. RayonAug 23, 2018
I get asked about the differences in embroidery threads so often than I thought I would post something here so everyone could get to the bottom of this puzzeling question- so here goes: Both Classic Rayon and 100% polyester Polyneon are high quality embroidery threads and work well on high speed embroidery machines. Produced from wood cellulose, a natural fiber, Classic Rayon gives a lustrous, subtle sheen for a classic, high-end look – Choose Classic Rayon for subtle results with low key luster. As a man made fiber, Polyneon produces a desirable shine – Choose Polyneon for embroidered garments that may be bleached. Your embroiderer should be able to show you samples of the different threads and help you make a good decision based upon the design needs. That means if you have a simple monogram, for instance, Ployneon is good to use. If however, you have a detailed design such as the dog and cat designs we create on our products, you would want to use Rayon- with the exception of hand towels which might be stitched on white fabric and thus may require some bleach at some point. Hopefully this has demystified this dilemma for you.