Author: John Wright

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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Create a Colorway then display on an Approval Sheet and email to your Customer

July 10, 2019

Do you have several versions of the same design, the only difference being the colors?Creating separate colorways for one design to accommodate different colored garments is a more efficient and much safer method than creating separate designs for each garment. If a change is required to the design then instead of having to change each […]

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What can I learn from an Embroidery Design?

July 5, 2019

Analyzing completed embroidery files is an excellent method to learn from others. Knowing what to look for is key to the learning process and the best places to begin are the Color Object and the Object Properties Lists.Understanding the settings and sequence of objects in a will give you confidence and help you develop your […]

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How to create a line of lettering on any shape of baseline including a spiral

July 1, 2019

The Any Shape baseline is the most versatile of all, able to create a straight line of lettering through to a complex Spiral.Look for the baseline in the list As with all tools left clicking creates an angle node and a right click creates a curved node, once you have clicked the Create Text button […]

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What can I learn from a simple Line of Lettering?

June 18, 2019

In this article we look at what we can learn about an embroidery file in the different views available in the VIEW TOOLBAR. The First 4 icons determine how you view the design, in turn from left to right:Keyboard shortcut “T” for True View.This view simulates the finished Embroidery Stitch out.Keyboard shortcut “S” for Stitch […]

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User Refined Letters

June 18, 2019

User Refined LettersYou may have noticed some letters in some fonts do not perform well when stitched out if the letter size is too small or perhaps too large. Classic examples are the lower case “i”, when the dot on top merges into the vertical column and makes a single shape, and the inside of […]

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Father’s Day Fun

June 11, 2019

Here is a fun exercise creating a Father’s Day design with a minimum of effort.Sometimes you need to get a design out quickly and you know you have suitable and available Clipart to draw from.In this exercise we create a single word – Duplicate – Edit – Modify then add Clipart. Drag and Drop As […]

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Background and Display Colors

May 29, 2019

The Background and Display dialog can be accessed from the Design menu. Or the colored cubes and the left end of the color palette. The top half of the dialog box deals with the background on your work area  which can be a solid color or a fabric image. It is the bottom of the dialog […]

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