Tone-on-tone embroidery is something we'd like to see rise in popularity with embroidery digitizing. Not that it is not already popular. But computerized embroidery usually involves more colorful patterns and more complex designs. Computerized embroidery applying the tone-on-tone technique is not so common within the world of digitizing.
Tone-on-tone embroidery is the a kind of embroidery involving an embroidery design that is of the same color as that of the fabric that it will be sewn on. A classic example is a white stitching on a white fabric, like embroidering white snowflakes on the curtains or bed sheets. It is an art that can be considered simple yet rich and sophisticated. It is only a basic application but it gives off a rather simple and serene feel about the the work.digitizing embroidery
Thought it is not s popular as the other kinds of embroidery used in embroidery digitizing, tone-on-tone embroidery is still a fashionable trend in the industry. This style has remained popular among clients who are fond of understated classy designs. There is the small case that the embroidery design used in tone-on-tone will not be so visible since the design would just naturally disappear against the background. But this does not mean that is is entirely invisible. It still is, appearing to liven up a once dull sheet of fabric.
Tone-on-tone embroidery is not just used for soft designs like snowflakes on tablecloths and curtains. Some corporations also adopt this technique in making their logos and printing them into the company shirts. These designs are usually sewn in the left chest, sleeve, or yokes of the shirts and jackets of the companies. People can also have their initials embroidered with the tone-on-tone technique on their dress shirts and handkerchiefs. Of course, the women also get their share of classic designs with tone-on-tone embroidery. Blouses and dresses can be embroidered with same color patterns. This technique really gives an elegant feel to the clothes without the distraction of different colors.
While embroidery digitizing can also accomplish tone-on-tone embroidery designs, there is competition with tone-on-tone monogramming. But this is more prevalent with designing high-end designer shirts. For small jobs or small-scale projects that involves the tone-on-tone technique, computerized digitizing can surely help.