Terrycloth and waffle cloth towels are considered "high pile,"
which means the surface or nap of the fabric is "fluffy" or
has a fuzzy texture. Because embroidery on these surfaces tends to sink
or get lost into the
fabric, we recommend
painterly designs or
designs with solid fills for these towels. Running stitch could
easily "disappear" into the texture of the towel.
We recommend using a medium weight
cutaway stabilizer, adhered to the back of your fabric with
temporary spray adhesive. We also recommend using a water-soluble
stabilizer (such as Sulky Solvy) on top of the towel, to prevent the
stitches from sinking into the pile.