Lindee Goodall

20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know

Lindee Goodall
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Meet Lindee Goodall, an embroiderer with 20 years of experience and founder of a company aimed at educating hobbyists. Lindee begins by describing different kinds of hoops, teaching the right and wrong way to hoop and introducing hooping aids both familiar and not.
Picking the right stabilizer is more art than science. Lindee offers the reasons behind choosing stabilizers while sharing the contents of her own stabilizer stash. Also included are examples of when to use cut-away vs. organza, wash-away vs. tear-away, along with a primer on toppings.
Embroidery begins with the right tools. Lindee shows how to select the correct thread depending on the project, along with the proper weight to deliver the best look. She also shares her golden rule of needle selection and the right way to balance bobbin and embroidery thread.
Mistakes happen, even to experts. Lindee shows how to avoid what she calls IO -- as in "idiot operator" -- errors with a handful of preventative measures. She also demonstrates how to undo inevitable mistakes with tools and techniques that should be in every embroiderer's repertoire.
Proper finishing techniques can make your work look even more professional. Lindee shows you how to cross the finish line without stumbling by demonstrating the right way to trim jump stitches, how to remove stabilizers of all shapes and sizes and the proper way to lift and press.
Fabric is the first and most important choice you'll make. Lindee shows you how your fabric choice can help determine stabilizer selection and more. She also advises how to avoid a too-complicated design and points out the pitfalls that doom projects before they begin.
Embroiderers don't need to be digitizers, but a bit of thinking like a digitizer goes a long way. Lindee shows how Embrilliance software can help every embroiderer, customizes a design in real time and helps answer the most important question of all: Is this even suitable for embroidery?
 
 
7 Lessons
1  hrs 59  mins

Machine embroidery isn’t as simple as pressing the start button! Join popular Craftsy instructor Lindee Goodall to learn the essential machine-embroidery techniques you need for consistently successful results. Lindee will teach you the right way to hoop any design and give you pointers for choosing the right stabilizer, needles and thread for your projects. When you move on, Lindee will show you measures to take to avoid mistakes before they happen and how to fix those that already have. Then, discover finishing techniques that will add some polish to any fabulous final product, tips for picking the right fabric and why thinking like a digitizer can go a long way.

Lindee Goodall

Lindee Goodall is an award-winning digitizer with 20 years of experience in machine embroidery. A frequent guest on Martha’s Sewing Room, America Sews and America Quilts, Lindee has taught at numerous venues across the country and authored two books: Poetry in Motion and The Embroidery Cookbook. She has also written articles on digitizing and embroidery techniques for many publications, including: Stitches, Threads, Creative Machine Embroidery and Designs in Machine Embroidery.

Lindee Goodall

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