So as part of my job I work with commercial embroidery machines. I do all digitizing (what they call designing stitch files in embroidery world) in house, using the absolute best software available for the job (Wilcom ES4). I have every color of Polyneon in stock, as well as some specialty threads.
Anyway, I like skating at night sometimes, but the only jacket I have that’s reflective is a windbreaker that fills with air, causing a miniature low-flying blimp effect lol. I’ve used Glow in the Dark thread because I never grew up, but let’s face it GITD does not make sense as a safety precaution unless you’re stopping to juice up the light retention every so often.
So today I ordered some 3M reflective applique plus metallic gold and silver thread. The reflective applique is perfect for being seen in low light, and for covering larger areas without your thread count skyrocketing into the 100k+ realm. Basically just trolling for ideas and tips. If there is anything you guys would want to see let me know, supplies should be in in time to start stitching the first try the beginning of next week.
Not a for sale post. This thread is for banging around ideas for fun, progress updates on my project, pictures, etc. If there is enough interest and they come out really well I can offer them as a custom service, but for now let’s just do it for the pleasure of doing it