Cookie Gaynor
Craftsy Instructor


Enthusiastic embroidery software instructor who loves sewing, embroidery, photography and digital scrapbook creation, and dabbles in knitting 101! Mom sewed beautifully down to every last detail and my grandmother was an amazing knitter and seamstress. I was always excited to see what their latest projects were. Both inspired me to try out all avenues of creative design. I quickly fell in love with sewing as my children embraced skating, ... Read Full Bio »

Cookie's Craftsy Classes


Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch

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!

$29.99 $39.99


Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs

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!

$19.99 $39.99

Cookie's Projects

First Key Hole Scarves
Stash Buster Scarf plus extra Fringe
First Thriller, Filler, Spiller
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