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Bottle Kerchief

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Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs taught by Cookie Gaynor

If you can dream it, you can embroider it! Cookie Gaynor shows you how to use your embroidery machine software to turn your original designs into a fully-stitched reality.

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Category Embroidery
Type Functional
Technique Machine
Style Whimsical
Cookie Gaynor on

I'm not sure about following along, but, I do want to encourage you to dust off that machine and start using it. I started with a small brother 2 years ago and now have 4 machines. I sometimes have all 4 going at the same time. It gets crazy but I love it that much. Have fun that's all that we really want any way, whatever craft we are doing.

06/10/2014 Flag

I "sew" love this encouragement to inspire others to turn on their machines. Crazy moments are creative ones!

06/13/2014 Flag

I also have floriani it compatible with your class?

12/25/2014 Flag

Florin is compatible with this class.

12/30/2014 Flag

Floriani not Florin ;)

12/30/2014 Flag

I am reviewing all the past and more recent comments and I realize it would be a good idea for me to share that this class works for all home embroidery digitizing software that use the basic creative tools: running stitch, the satin stitch, basic fills, and column. These tools are found in most home embroidery digitizing packages including but not limited to Art and Stitch, Bernina, Brother PE Design, Babylock Palette, Embird, Floriani, 5D, 6D and more. These tools are the basic ones used in all embroidery designs. Your embroidery digitizing software does not need to be the same brand as your machine. It does need to write in a format your machine reads. Most embroidery software packages on the market today convert files to all the main embroidery machine formats. Once you learn the basics of using these tools you can "software hop" and find those same tools and create designs in all the others. In addition to the tools, we cover additional important skills some of them are: creating a digitizing map of your design, finding artwork, entry and exit points, underlay, stitch direction, reducing jump stitches, creating continuous outlines, shading and basics in editing for taking a basic design and manipulating it (using the various arranging tools available in most softwares) to create a modified design for special projects. Regarding the size of hoops, I have created the sample designs included in the class to stitch with a minimum size hoop of 4x4 (100mm x 100mm) for all machine owners to be able to stitch them out. Always post the software and version you are using when asking questions and I am happy to get you a more specific answer to your software question whenever possible.

12/30/2014 Flag