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Software Club (single) - Online and/or in person for Saturday and Online only for evening class

Each month we create new projects while learning more in depth about the different tools found in the Embroidery Software Version 8.

Past projects have including playing in the art canvas, stump work, continuous line designs, creating your your fabric, pattern play, "in the hoop" projects along with how to digitize needle punch designs.  

This year's lessons will mainly focus in on the Software version 8.  Bring your lap top and join in on the fun!
Lesson 1: Lettering Artwork Canvas Style
Learn about Font options in Artwork Canvas to create specialty lettering. Use the Contour Tool to create unusual lettering that will convert to embroidery.

Lesson 2: Creating Monograms
Go beyond the basics to create unique monograms for your embroidered projects. Learn to use the monogram docker in Software 8 and other creative ways to create monograms.
Lesson 3:  Artwork Canvas Basics
Let’s take a look at some of the unique features of Artwork Canvas and what it adds to your embroidery capabilities.

Lesson 4: Creating with Patterns
We will look at what to consider when creating pattern runs and as well as how to create patterns that can be used for knock down backgrounds for terry cloth and for a background for free-standing lace.

Lesson 5: Creating Logos
In Artwork Canvas, we have several tools for converting bitmap images into vector images. Let’s look at some of these tools and how we decide which one to use in the creation of a logo design.

Lesson 6: Multi-Hooping
Yes, it is possible to do a design larger than your embroidery hoop! Learn the basics of multi-hooping and how to apply it to your own projects.

Lesson 7: Choosing Artwork for Digitizing
Let’s talk about different types of artwork and how you make decisions on how to process artwork into stitches.
Learn the best method to use for your art, and how to handle sketched designs and photographs. You’ll discover tools in Artwork Canvas that can help prepare artwork for digitizing.

Lesson 8: StumpWork
Learn to create a Stumpwork design from beginning to end. We’ll discuss how to create the design and how to stitch it.

Lesson 9: Digitizing CutWork Designs
In this lesson, we will explore how to create a CutWork design from beginning to end, as well as how to use the
CutWork Tool for embroidered cutwork and heirloom embellishments.

Lesson 10:  Cross Stitch
Learn how to use the stand alone application for Cross Stitch.  


Come expand your knowledge of the Embroidery Software.

Materials Included: PDF handout of lesson and electronic copy PDF handout of Video Presentation
Requirements: Beginner introduction classes for software strongly encouraged. Bring laptop with software loaded and your desire to learn.
Instructor: Jamie
Instructor Bio: Jamie

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