Author: John Wright

The Dockers

The Dockers

August 26, 2019

Control Center The Dockers could be thought of as part of the control system of the software.The place where you can set up your thread chart and working palette or view and control an objects properties, select clipart and other features.My preference is to have the Color Object, and Object Property Dockers displayed at all […]

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Create a Star template in CorelDRAW

August 22, 2019

Create a template in CorelDRAW This template could be made with the Embroidery Studio Drawing Tools in the Graphics Toolbar but there are a couple of features in CorelDRAW which makes the procedure quicker and more accurate.Both are found in Toolbars > Options. I will leave the description of the procedure to the video but […]

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Create Embroidered Stars

August 21, 2019

Various Stars Stars and other symmetrical designs occur in lots of embroidered files at many different sizes and a variety of styles, in the following article and video I will explore a few ideas for you to develop and add to your repertoire of embroidery skills and techniques.Tiny stars for badges and flag designs created […]

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Compare .emb and .dst

August 16, 2019

.emb = vector The embroidery objects created in Embroidery Studio are vector based, which simply means if the object is resized then the stitch properties including stitch spacing, stitch length, underlay in fact all the properties relating to the design are preserved and the stitch count is adjusted to maintain the quality of the design. […]

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Save Standard Stitch Styles for Tools

August 1, 2019

Save a Preset Object Style In e4.2 it is possible to save a style of stitching to an input method.Make your changes in the work area and check the Save button from the bottom of the Color Object list (image top right)  Select the Preset Object Radio button and choose the input method from the […]

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Outlines and Offsets

July 30, 2019

All of the digitising levels from Decorating up include the basic Outline Tool which is identified as around target icon in the Toolbox.The Advanced Outline and Offsets is a paid Element identified as the hexagon icon below, I will talk about that shortly. Simple Offset Select the object you wish to place an outline around […]

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Color Blending

July 19, 2019

In an earlier article we looked at Curved Fills, Florentine and Liquid Fills, the ideal companion Element to those is Color Blending. Color Blending can only be applied to to Satin and Tatami fills if created withColumn A orColumn B tools but only to Tatami Fill if the shape is created with Complex Fill.The tool […]

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Curved Fills -Florentine and Liquid

July 17, 2019

Tools and Fills The tools are found in the Stitch Effects Toolbar.Florentine and Liquid fills are stitch angle baselines that can be applied to Tatami or Motif filled objects.Florentine has one angle line while Liquid has two baselines which can oppose each other as in the red image above.Or the lines can have multiple points […]

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Closest Join

July 12, 2019

We should all be aware of the closest join feature in Wilcom lettering. Did you know there is an automatic setting to adjust the start and finish points of objects as you digitize.Why is Closest join so important?Without aligning the start and end points of consecutive objects you will be creating possible unnecessary thread trims.  […]

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July 11, 2019

The Branching feature intelligently sequences objects then groups them so a start and finish point can be allocated to the group.Each object must touch or be overlapped by another object in the group that is to be branched.Overlapped segments will be hidden behind objects that are later in the stitch order.The keyboard shortcut for the […]

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