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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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Creating freehand embroidery with Wilcom’s EmbroideryStudio

May 6, 2019

The Freehand feature provides functionality similar to CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite Freehand and Polyline tools. Freehand has many benefits. It lets you create designs with a hand-drawn appearance, something which is difficult to achieve through conventional digitizing methods. The aim is to mimic the fluid and free-flowing effects formed by means of freehand stitching techniques. Watch […]

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How to reshape objects in your embroidery design

April 1, 2019

Keyboard Shortcut “H” is one of my top 10 shortcut keys. Objects need to be reshaped for all sorts of reasons, perhaps to make a slight adjustment to correct a registration issue or improve the shape of a design element. The Reshape icon is found under the Object Select icon in the Toolbox. When the […]

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How do I create lettering on a curved line? ARC CW or ARC CCW

March 11, 2019

Baselines are a property of a lettering object and like any property they can be changed , so a Freeline can become a curve and vice versa even after the line has been created, by selecting the line and choosing and alternated baseline.In this video I will show you how to create  two curved lines […]

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Create your own Wilcom .ESA font with Font Creator

January 23, 2019

Font CreatorCreating your own font with Font Creator is one of the most satisfying digitizing experiences. To be able to craft a font which is unique or maybe a true type font that just does not stitch well, is a real achievement of which you can be proud.Once the font has been created you can: […]

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Colorways and Splitting a Color

January 18, 2019

Creating a colorwaySaving several versions of the same design simply because of a color change is unnecessary and poor practice. The danger is that you make an edit to one of the color combinations and forget to make it to the others.The best solution is to apply different colorways to the single design.I will show […]

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Stitch Spacing or Density

January 14, 2019

Stitch Spacing is a critical property for good design and may vary from one fabric to another and one object to another.Understanding how to adjust for auto spacing in columns of satin and using the trapunto effect in tatami fill, will help you create more imaginative designs that run efficiently and reduce the chance of […]

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Connectors Tab

Connectors – the functions between objects

January 9, 2019

Connectors are the machine functions that occur between objects or in the case of lettering inside the object and between each letter.The functions are:tie offtrimjump/run (the method of moving from one object to another)tie inThese functions can be embedded into the objects using the Function toolbar.Remember if the function is embedded then it will remain […]

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Your first line of lettering created on a Freeline

December 20, 2018

Whether you are using a lettering package or a high end digitizing system the same standard procedure to create lettering applies.When you are talking about Wilcom’s lettering it is difficult to use the word “basic” as there are so many options available.However in this video I demonstrate the basic freeline, which in all likelihood, will […]

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