Online Class

Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch

$29.99$39.99

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

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery files
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Cookie Gaynor
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Tool Refresher
26:21
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.
2. Redwork Portraits
22:46
3. Silhouettes
18:01
4. Designing an In-the-Hoop Flower
20:41
5. Stitching the In-the-Hoop Flower
13:36
6. Monograms
24:20
7. Merging Designs
20:13

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery software (Cookie demonstrates with Brother PE Design and Bernina Artista software, but can answer questions for many software brands)
  • Embroidery machine

Taught by

Cookie Gaynor
Cookie Gaynor
Cookie Gaynor grew up with creative influences all around her, and was inspired by her mother and grandmother to explore all avenues of art and design. In 1995 she discovered that her “computer geek” side was perfectly suited to embroidery machines, and she’s been teaching sewing, embroidery and digitizing ever since. Cookie has been a featured instructor at International Embroidery Conferences, American Embroidery Conferences and It's Sew Easy on PBS.
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