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Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch

with Cookie Gaynor
Advance your digitizing skills in a fun, artistic exploration of redwork, monograms and more!

Invigorate your creativity with new ideas for embroidery designs and useful tools that make digitizing easy! Armed with answers to all your software questions, embroidery expert Cookie Gaynor guides you every step of the way. Learn how to use tracing and filling techniques to create an expressive redwork portrait, and explore decorative fill stitch options as you discover two methods for digitizing any silhouette. Find out how to manipulate stitching order and arrangement to create dimensional daisies with an introduction to in-the-hoop embroidery. Plus, learn to confidently customize monograms with Cookie’s tips on merging decorative files. Unleash your creativity and bring your favorite inspirations to life with customizable digitized designs!

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Lesson 1. Tool Refresher

  • Meet your instructor, digitizing and embroidery educator Cookie Gaynor, as she gives you an overview of what you'll learn in this class. Dive into a software refresher as Cookie reviews how to trace outlines, add lettering, fill and outline stitching and create freehand elements in your designs.


Lesson 2. Redwork Portraits


Lesson 3. Silhouettes


Lesson 4. Designing an In-the-Hoop Flower


Lesson 5. Stitching the In-the-Hoop Flower


Lesson 6. Monograms


Lesson 7. Merging Designs

"I have taken many, many classes from Cookie over the past 13 years. All have been excellent but she has outdone herself with this one! Her instructions are foolproof and the ease of completing each project is wonderful. The many tips and techniques are icing on the cake. Bravo, Cookie!!"
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