Bring your ideas to life on fabric with Cookie's expert lessons on manually digitizing embroidery designs. You'll learn how to turn your own drawings, digital art and even photos into stitch patterns for your embroidery machine. Cookie uses Bernina and Brother software to demonstrate, but the tools she uses can easily translate to most embroidery machines' software. You'll practice creating and modifying a simple redwork ribbon, then move on to fill shapes. You'll learn about embellishing appliqué with multiple stitch types and try your hand at shaded floral art. Downloadable design files are included for practice!
Meet Cookie Gaynor and learn digitizing basics.
With Cookie's compassionate instruction, you'll master the running stitch tool.
Learn to create a redwork design.
Cookie shows you how to stitch out redwork.
Learn to stitch satin step by step and come away with a beautiful butterfly.
Create and fill shapes with stitches as you learn to resize your designs.
Cookie shows you how effectively use the column stitch.
Digitize buds, leaves and petals before learning to fill and shade the flower center.
Learn to edit your designs with Cookie's expertise and step-by-step instructions.
"This class was a revelation. Digitizing is a complex skill to learn and Cookie Gaynor explains all the steps in a very clear, logical and upbeat way. She shows you what to do then explains why and this is the key to being able to understand why things go wrong and how to correct them yourself. I can now understand and use my manuals better because I can navigate round the software and use many of the tools. She has a very engaging personality and is a superb teacher. It will whet your appetite for more."
- Moon Rabbit