I always use a few drops of "Sewers Aid" onto the thread on the reel before I start sewing. I think it helps the thread to run more smoothly. I have never had any trouble when using metallic thread, as you suggest using the correct needle is a must.
some great hints here, I've all but thrown out my metallic thread. I am very new to embroidery, so I need all kinds of hints.
This set of tips is so good, that I signed up for hobbymates!
I find using a titanium needle helps as these do not get so hot. They are expensive in the Uk so I usually have to buy from US
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thanks i will try them all
these are very good tips for embroidery with metalic threads