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  1. Original text by: Katya Ebber Your hoop is not one-size-fits-all. You become acutely aware of it when you need to embroider lace ribbons or edgings. This master-class will tell you how to align machine embroidery designs with lace so that the joining places could not be seen. This master-class shows working in the embroidery design software (creation of the alignment crosses), and also the embroidery process. Preparing the design in Embird Load a chosen machine embroidery design into Embird. Add the alignment stitches and half stitches at the top and the bottom of the design.
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  2. Fur Stitch In Tajima DGML by Pulse there is an option which also come standard to allow you to make a stitch called a fur stitch. However I like the manual way which is available in many other levels. I will illustrate both in this document. Why should you use a fur stitch ? Well a fur stitch can be used as a layer to add depth to a embroidery design, here are a few examples where the embroidery design has a fur stitch as the base layer or as an accent. Example 1 Example 2 So what are the two methods ? Well in Tajima
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  3. NEEDLE GUIDE Knowing your Needles The needle: It’s a small innocuous component of every embroidery machine that tends to get overlooked, even ignored – until it breaks. Even then, the typical response is to change it out and keep going. Small, inexpensive, rather boring, but extremely critical to the embroidery process. Without a needle, stitches could not be formed. Knowing your needles are critical. Needles have various components, including tips for applications, Needle Application While most shops are guilty of this or just don't know they use
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  4. General Information for placement When using the charts included in this document, the measurements are based on the following places to measure. (A) is the distance from the shoulder seem wear it meets the collar, down to the middle of the design.( is over from the center of the garment, if it has a zipper or buttons it should be measured from their. All measurements are in imperial system ( inches ) Recommended standard designs for a left chest should be around 2.25 inches high by 4.5 inches wide. Shirts with Pockets When working on garments that have pockets you
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  5. Ten Tips for Baseball Cap Embroidery Embroidery on caps is one of the most challenging tasks, because they have a whole set of special features that render usual embroidery equipment unfit for them. Use only those caps that will really fit your cap frames. It doesn't matter what you're doing: walking along the street, taking part in a corporate event or even — you never know — supporting you team during a baseball match, you see baseball caps everywhere, and they all look identical to you. What you can't even imagine is that there are numerous types of baseball caps depending on the
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  6. TREADING on DISASTER I wen to a customers shop over the Holidays and he expressed concern that he was having quite a few thread breaks and other issues of late in his shop, and I wanted to see why, they embroidery designs he has run worked for previously on his equipment and he mention he having a lot of issue now. I got their and he said they added the screen printing business several month ago to their shop and the printing press is very close to the embroidery area. I said this is a problem.. If its not causing you issue now it will down the road. When you screen print you often us
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  7. Embroidery stabilizer is often very confusing, in this blog we hope to enlighten you and help you understand why we use backing and why one doesn't one type work for all garments. Please note backing comes in all shapes and size, from rolls, to cut sheets and may be available in Black for dark fabrics too. When it comes to selecting the type of backing to use for a application its good to know a little about why you should use a certain type of backing. We will try and cover this. There are several factors that you will need to consider when making a choice on which backing to use, the garment
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  8. Introduction to Embroidery Blending Colors. In this blog we will introduce you to some terminology the you will need to understand to make blends possible. We will also explain the different methods for creating blends in your embroidery software. Terminology Density The density is a value of how close the stitches are to one another, there are few ways to measure it depending on the units you use. The three units are Stitches Per Inch (spi) Points (pts) Millimeters (mm) the standard is listed below. Standard density is 63.5 spi = 4 pts = .4 mm Absolute Density Is simila
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  9. This step by step instruction for free machine embroidery design Hardanger is based exactly on the same principle as cutwork. Hoop the fabric together with the water-soluble stabilizer. With the first color, you embroider the outline to mark the area where the holes will be cut. After that, without making a stop (to avoid extra knots), add a zigzag stitch on top of the outline. Having done that, take the hoop off the machine and cut holes in the outlined area, trying not to damage the stabilizer (Image 1). Second color – a laced net is added in place of the cutou
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  10. Original text by: Nata Beloshveika Many of you have received big orders for t-shirts embroidered with logos. Sometimes rehooping takes more time than the embroidery process itself. I mean, the embroidery has to be in the same place on all items, if possible. So what do we do? Should we do the measuring and marking every time? But it is quite a laborious task, and boring, too. A solution exists! I want to show you my way of doing it. Embroidery on t-shirts. Materials and tools: A t-shirt A machine embroidery design Upper thread Underthread
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  11. News in Embroidery Office Version 15.00 - New in this version File Menu redesigned. Application Button was replaced by a wider menu. The user interface of all the functions was improved. Start Page window redesigned, providing direct access to frequently used functions when opening the application. New function: Post embroidery design samples through Twitter. Several improvements in the organization of the ribbon bar. Improved thread/colors toolbar (embroidery). Thread/Colors palette window redesigned. Mark favorite embroidery thread codes
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  12. Master-class by: Irina Lisitsa Beginner owners of embroidery machines are at a loss when overlooking the vast majority of stabilizers. This series of master-classes will teach you the basic rules of hooping of various types of stabilizers. After having read this you will be able to hoop an adhesive stabilizer (Filmoplast) in the right way. This type of stabilizer allows you to secure fabric with a layer of adhesive. Works good for fabrics of high and medium density, and also fabrics that cannot be hooped, like leather, chamois and coated materials. How to hoop Filmoplast We will
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  13. The present focused market calls for imaginative ways to deal with advancement of custom embroidery services. From imaginative introductions to simple to-explore online web stores to stunning IT administration frameworks, we give our clients the ability to broaden their corporate marking activities and surpass their showcasing objectives. Also, our far reaching request preparing and satisfaction administrations enable them to stay concentrated on their center business while our turnkey operation deals with the difficulties of the advancements and satisfaction business. Considering your al
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  14. A question we have been asked many a times on our blog and via our audience. However, we were keen to poll the community and find out exactly which brand you find the best, what better place to do it than here. Please vote on your best embroidery machine and we will update the results to our recent guide to share with our embroidery fanatics! Happy Voting!
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  15. Большинство вышивальных машин и программного обеспечения неправильно отображают цвета на экране. Для того чтобы вы могли выбрать точные или идентичные цвета (мы используем Robison Anton цветовую палитру) к каждому дизайну идут дополнительный графический файл в формате JPG или PDF. Если у вас есть программа Embird (www.embird.net) вы можете увидеть коррктное отображение цветов. Для этого вместе с дизайном загрузите файл цветовой поддержки (наша абревиатура) в формате *.EDR. Тогда просматриваемый файл будет иметь правильный вид. На представленном ниже изображении мы можем видеть разницу.
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  16. Original text by: Irina Lisitsa Embroidery on knitwear requires the use of supplementary machine embroidery materials. You have to embroider a knitwear jacket ASAP, but all the specific stabilizers have run out? You may replace them with a piece of cloth that does not stretch, thin organza for example. This method is good for designs with loose fillings or made with columns, because organza will preserve the structure and prevent the stitches sinking into the fabric. Embroidery on knitwear. Materials: Embroidery threads Machine embroidery design The top st
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  17. Original text by: Irina Lisitsa To demonstrate the process of making an openwork embroidery I chose two-thread french terry, because this type of knitwear is stable, trimming distorts it very little, and therefore, is perfect for this machine embroidery technique. You can do this on any sewing or embroidery equipment. The making process is the same as with openwork and cutwork embroidery on any other fabric. This master-class will help the beginners to understand that machine embroidery on knitwear is not all that difficult. Materials for embroidery on knitwear: • Knitwear fab
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  18. If you are reading this article, it means that your interest for machine embroidery has overcome the beginner stage, and you have decided to master the embroidery software to choose the right one for creating cross stitch patterns. A lot of manufacturers, in order to increase embroidery editor capability, add a software module that allows creating cross stitch patterns and saving them into the formats recognized by the embroidery machines. What are these software products you'll learn from this article. I want to bring to your attention the fact that in this review I only point out those
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  19. Original text by: Lena Craftwork Sometimes you need to add a nice edging to an item. There are many ways to do it, and we will see one of them here: creating a lace edging. You can decorate a napkin, a handkerchief or any other item with lace. There are numerous FSL machine embroidery designs; choose the one that suits you and matches your item. Materials: Water soluble stabilizer Spray adhesive Upper thread Underthread Fabric for your napkin The process of creating a lace edging goes like this: 1. Hoop the water soluble stabilizer. Load yo
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  20. When learning to digitize half the battle is knowing how to use the tools and what tools to use to get a desired look. Whether you have a basic digitizing level or the highest level possible if you do not know how to use the different tools you are no further ahead. In this blog we look at using the basic tools, including the RUN tool, satin tool and fill tool. I consider these the most simple of design as your only using one tool. When you get a grasp for this tool then you can start adding additional types of strokes .. If you have a some punching tools usually you will h
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  21. Original text by: Olga Ionova This master-class will tell you how to do cutwork embroidery. Cutwork embroidery has its own aspects, and if the design is beyond the hoop so that you have to join its parts together, the amount of the aspects doubles. This master-class will tell you how to do cutwork with alignment and border designs without the special hoop, but with the help of alignment stitches instead. Cutwork embroidery. Materials: • Fabric or an item to be embroidered • Tearaway stabilizer • Water soluble stabilizer (film) • Upper thread (white) • U
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  22. Original text by: unknown Every embroiderer has been in a situation where an embroidery machine that was running smoothly only a day before, suddenly begins to break the upper or the underthread almost every stitch. Such a problem, in case you eliminate the possibility of mechanical breakage, is connected with certain processes, and also with the quality of the embroidery materials you use in your work. If such a situation occurs, try to solve the problem yourself before calling a service engineer. In this article we tried to describe possible problems and their solutions, ranking from th
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  23. Original text by: Marina Belova Suddenly it struck me that marking the position of an embroidery design on fabric before hooping is a major stumbling block to me. Is is so because I often get fabrics and garments that cannot be marked with a leftover sliver of soap or even with a disappearing marker. Another reason for the issue being of such a great importance to me, because I don't have any magic device for positioning of the hoops and most probably won't have one in the nearest future. I mean one of those. In the course of my embroidery career I've learned several ways of marking
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  24. Original text by: Marina Belova I have once written a guide to all sorts of embroidery stabilizers (fusible interfacing materials) for manual embroidery. As we all know, the market is full of such auxiliary materials, which can be helpful to an embroiderer. Nevertheless, in these days I often think that not all of them are useful for me in my day-to-day work. In the past I used to buy a lot of stabilizers of various brands, to see if they could be really helpful. I liked some of them and disliked the others; there were also certain products that I didn't know how and where to use ev
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  25. Original text by: Marina Belova One would think that evaluating of tension of the thread is such an old chestnut. But no, last week it came as a revelation to me. It is strange that such an essential information is practically non-existent on the internet, whereas manuals only contain the instructions on how to do the most basic things. And it is such a shame, really. So, everybody knows (including me) that after the embroidery has been completed, the backside of a perfect satin-stitch column should look like this: 1/3+1/3+1/3 (upper + under + upper). If the column is divided differ
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  26. Original text by: Irina Lisitsa Sometimes when I talk to the beginners or those in the process of choosing their first embroidery or sewing and embroidery machine, they ask me if there is a possibility of embroidering on terry cloth. The answer is: yes, but! You must follow the rules. The stitches of the already embroidered design may sink down and be lost in the pile and the thread or the needle may be tangled when embroidering on high speed. The needle breakage may follow, sometimes it may even spoil the embroidery. There are many useful videos on the internet, and I offer you one of th
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  27. I found these designs and did them for a friend who is a serious cat lover, 7 at the last count and actually has a ring in ginger. I did these for gifts and she loves them and already is pdeciding which ones match her babies. I didn;t have time to iron them before I took photos. When I ironed them they looked awesome. Thanks for the designs.
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  28. Digitizing Technique When you start to digitize or whether you have been embroidery digitizing for a while we seem to all develop bad habits. One problem I see with designs is they all look the same, There are quite a few different techniques that we can apply to designs, to give the design a bit of lift or texture. In the past we have covered Blending, Advanced Blending , Blending Applications. However there are lots of ways to add depth to a design. Often design will have basic stitch types like satin stitches, or fill stitches and while there is a place for these I would recomme
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  29. There is a wide range of thread choices available to today’s embroiderer. However, unless time is taken to experiment with different choices, they may never get a chance to offer them to their customer. Most new embroiderers purchase a start up kit with their equipment that contains one type of thread. They start with and continue to use this same thread as if it is the only style available, without ever considering if there is a better alternative. As it turns out, there are several types and styles of thread and the professional embroiderer needs to be aware of their characteristics and appl
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  30. Carving Your Way Introduction to Line Carving When it comes to digitizing vehicles, and other complex items the line tool can assist with adding dimension to the embroidery design with minimal embroidery effect on the stitch count this is great as stitch counts can be high when creating works of art. The tool is available for higher level in Tajima DGML by Pulse, and is standard in Maestro level. This tool looks like the following in Tajima DGML by Pulse 14 or Tajima DG15. The short cut for this tools is Shif
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  31. Specialty Threads In the embroidery industry we often encounter issues with specialty embroidery threads, and or applications these sometimes require special threads, backing, and needles. Metallic Threads When working with Metallic threads you will notice that they have fibers wrapped around a core, which may be nylon, polyester, or rayon. This can cause issues when using standard needles and you may need to look at the following tips. below. 1. Use needle with a large eye 2. Use if possible a 80/12 needle 3. Loosen your tension for that needle 4. Slow your machine down 5. Reduce your b
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  32. Digitizing Corners Traditionally for most of us we are self taught when it comes to techniques and how to punch, there are general course available that teach us how to use the embroidery digitizing software and some specialty course but very few delve into the advanced options. This topic is one of those advance options as we will take a look at the type of corners available, embroidery software settings for cornering and how to manually adjust corners and the effects of cornering. Types of corners There are several types of corners used in the embroidery field;
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  33. Planning the logo is a vital cycle since you simply need to take care of business! You would prefer not to hazard your organization's deals by committing basic errors during the logo configuration measure. For organizations, time is cash. In this regard, they can exploit benefits that can help make their modified logo structure inside 5 minutes. Keep It Simple The logo's plan depends significantly on the textual style and shape decision. Both should be basic. It's the reason you can undoubtedly perceive brands like McDonald's and Apple just by the logos. McDonald's and Apple Log
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  34. i have a brother SE600 and just cannot seem to get purchased fonts into my machine. I purchase, download, unzip, copy the PES file to my flash drive then when i insert into machine it displays folders (side, middle letters) but cannot view any letters or open the folders. I have used all the monogram fonts that came on my machine and want a fancier monogram for granddaughter. Hope someone can tell me what I am doing wrong!
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  35. In some areas of leisure you will find niche markets, I have found one being able to make custom carpets for custom cars and sport fishing boats. So if you live near the water this is something you may want to offer, or if you have any car clubs in your areas. First you need to make a sample and bring it to car shows etc, or display it at your local dealers. Hi have done mats like the like the item Below, this was actually done for a young kids room.. As it was not going to be exposed to elements I was able to use some applique in the embroidery design. I have made over 20 specialize
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  36. I have the owls in trees design but my computer can't read/download the color chart. It says it opens in notepad. I don't have that on my computer. Anyone else have this problem. The colors on the palette with the design on my machine just don't seem to be right. Thanks if you can helpCL
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  37. Free embroidery software download here Question: For some reason this will not completely install and I've tried several times. I'm using windows 10 with 4 core processor and 8 GB of ram and over 400 GB of free space. I have No issues downloading other programs so it must be some sort of problem with the program I believe. I hope someone else can confirm this. Support answer: Please try the following: 1. Clean up all temp folders. In an explorer’s address bar type %temp% press enter. Delete all files that are allowed to be deleted. 2. Go to C:\windows\
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  38. Printing of labels requires that materials be of the right label and the one that suits the customers and specification. The materials need to have long-lasting and quality prints, with amazing number of colors you need and with the right layout or barcodes. There are numerous number of ways in which labels can be produced, some of which require great equipment although others are just easy, reliable and very convenient to use. These methods or technologies include; DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTER. It involves printing on textiles using a certain amazing technology of using ink jet. The DT
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  39. If you want to engage in embroidery on a professional level, you should buy a reliable embroidery equipment with manifold possibilities that won't fail at the most crucial moment. Melco Bravo is a highly efficient 16-needle embroidery machine designed for amateur embroiderers turned professionals. A distinguishing feature of this machine is that it provides maximum efficiency for it's price. Melco Bravo allows you to embroider high quality designs on garments, hats, bags and large variety of textile products. Thanks to a smaller lower cylinder arm you can embroider on a wider variety of p
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  40. Hi all, I try embroid a minie file buyed on Embroidery designs library shop in my new embroidery Brother Innovis-NV800E with hoop 260x160 and the border of pictures and the colours doesn't match. When I buy the minie file, it was possible download a "winnie the pooh" free file and when also I try embroid pooh file happens the same of minie file To Embroid I used the pes file, but i also try pec and phc files and happen the sames always. Exist any problem with the files? or exist any configuration i have wrong on my machine?, Anyone know what could be the problem? thanks for the help, Paulo
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  41. Original text by: unknown Everything has its reason, and it is good when these reasons can be analyzed and understood and mistakes prevented before the material has been hooped and stabilizers, fabrics, threads and, what's most important, time have been wasted. Are you familiar with the situation when you overexert yourself, but all you get is an ill-looking embroidery with objects dislocated and the fabric pulled? How to prevent it? On the quality of machine embroidery Problems with a design One of the reasons of a bad embroidery is a low quality design. The main
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  42. Machine embroidery design management When you enter into the embroidery business you will soon learn individual ways to track and organize your embroidery designs, some people use a specialty program, a filing systems on your computer, a database and other. Today we are going to take a look at organizing your designs with Librarian. This tool has been around for a while, while it has some limitations its a great tool for searching for designs. What is Librarian Librarian is a single user database that has been built into Tajima DGML by Pulse since version 11, the main structure of
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  43. Original text by: Lisa Prass The problem of splitting a design emerges when a beginner understands that his (her) embroidery machine does not recognize the design only because it exceeds maximum size and does not fit the largest hoop that comes with the machine. Or, it fits the giga hoop, but the machine still fails to recognize it. If you have encountered such a problem, this article is for you. Splitting a machine embroidery design First, I want to mention that here we'll discuss only the machine embroidery designs saved in a stitch format. The ones that you have download
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  44. In the embroidery industry whether you are new or be in the industry for a while. You will be asked to make some embroidery design that might make you wonder how to do that. 3D Puff embroidery design is one topic that I find I get asked about all the time. How do I make my designs stick off the hat .. Well its actually not that difficult, and you only need some basic tools, including the run tool, satin tool and possibly the fill tool. If you need to just make some text using Foam Pulse has a couple of fonts that are designed to be used with foam. Now if you want to punch or
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  45. Introduction "Hoja" showcases a technique used for irregular mix of colors, achieved by overlapping Fill Patterns with different levels of Density and Jagged Edges, and some Running Stitches. With 118 sections and 4 colors, this simple design took a little over an hour to complete. General Design Details We digitized “Hoja” manually, using the 006.bmp file as artwork. We tried to keep the overall size to approximately 90 x 126 mm (3½” wide by 5” tall). To create the leaf veins we basically used Satin Stitch columns and some Running Stitch Paths in color 4 (d
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  46. This week we are going to cover Manual Applique, this technique can be reproduced for jobs in production without the use of an inline cutter. All you need is a pair of scissors and some patience. ( This technique is great for those who DO NOT have an inline cutter ) Requirements You will need the following to make a design like these. - 13 inch Hoop - some felt - some time - scissors - digitizing software. - Fabric temp adhesive Step 1 Digitizing the embroidery design. Load the design
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  47. The new Tajima DG15 uses the same platform as Tajima DGML by Pulse Version 14 so the look and feel of the layout should seem quite familiar for those migrating over from version 14. If your migrating over from version 11, 12, or 13 you may want to read the document on setting your embroidery digitizing software up as many tool bars, and settings are optional. While this version looks quite similar to Version 14 they have stepped up the usability of the platform to include some key components that make this version stand out. NEW FEATURE The first thing I
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  48. In the spring, fall and winter you will often get asked to make machine embroidery designs for fleece, this fabric has some very unique properties compared to other fabrics. You should not be afraid of fleece if you follow some basic tips,. The first thing you will need to know about fleece which way stretches, unlike jersey material fleece only stretches in one direction, so you will need to determine the fabrics your working with which way the stretch is this will directly impact how you compensate for the embroidery design when digitizing it. When hoping fleece
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  49. Organizing your Designs in DG15 At the end of last year Pulse Microsystems launched their newest version of their embroidery digitizing software, its called TAJIMA PULSE DG15 this program while it looks the same as DGML by Pulse 14 their is a lot of changes under the hood. Which makes organizing your designs easier and it even expands it for getting access to your designs on the road, at home or at other pc in your shop. This month we are going to introduce you to some of these new tools. DROP BOX The drop box is a place for storin
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  50. In digitizing machine embroidery designs its important to understand the embroidery design characteristics, this helps if you have taken some time of art courses as it can prepare you to look at the embroidery different. It also depends on the size, and quality of artwork you have to work with. In this blog we are going to look at the three "D" of digitizing, Depth Density and Dynamics. Whether a embroidery design comes from a line drawing, clipart or a photograph, you need to understand how to get the digitizing software to be able to recreate the density, depth and dynamics of the design.
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