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What is "Stabilizer" - Definition & Explanation

Woven and non-woven material used underneath the item or fabric being embroidered to provide support and stability. Can be hooped with the item, or placed between the machine throat plate and the hooped garment. Available in various weights and in two basic types: cutaway and tearaway. Also referred to as Backing.
A processing solution used in colour processing to make the dyes produced by development more stables.

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