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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Behind the Scene of Twan Lentjes Creations

June 6, 2019

Twan Lentjes shares his journey on how he used Wilcom EmbroideryStudio and machine embroidery to create classic hand-embroidery effects. This is my storyI set my goals high, and with aspirations of working in theatre costume design, I decide on creating a beautifully embroidered habit à la française for my final year project. Is this crazy?  I don’t […]

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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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Travel Toolbar

May 29, 2019

Nesting Objects using the Travel Toolbar Traveling through a  design is useful to understand the order of objects in a design but more importantly to identify where thread trims are and if necessary “nest” an object in the sequence.To open the Travel toolbar go the Window Menu>Toolbars and select the  Travel Menu from the list. […]

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Planning a Design(wine bottle project)

May 24, 2019

In this article and video I would like to discuss some ideas about sequencing objects in a design and choosing the tools and stitch types I think are most suited to create the vector shapes.When planning the design I take into account, the garment and fabric the design is to be stitches on to, the […]

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Reversing the Direction and Orientation of a Motif on a Line

May 14, 2019

Reversing the direction and or orientation of an open ended motif run can be changed with the Transform Tools.The Transform tools can also be found in the Edit Menu.Or if you are a Shortcut person CTRL 1 for mirror horizontally and ALT 1 for Mirror vertically. For closed objects to change the orientation use the […]

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Add Embroidery Designs to Wilcom Clipart

May 13, 2019

Clipart is a convenient way to store and add embroidery files to your designs.Clipart is usually used for generic type files that can be re used in more than one design.But you can add any file or part of a file that you create yourself to Clipart.The Clipart icon is found in the Docker Toolbar.Once […]

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Embroidery Story – Signature Clothing

May 9, 2019

We all have an embroidery story. This is Arn’s from Signature Clothing. We started in a spare bedroom in 1989, with a single Toyota 820 and Wilcom ES 21, running on DOS on a lightning fast 386 PC with 256kb RAM. Funny now I think about it.We started after going to a trade show when […]

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