Tips & Tutorials

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 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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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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Branching

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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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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