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2020 Software Inspirations

These monthly lessons will encourage you to use software in new and creative ways.  Each lesson will provide a video lesson featuring a demonstration and explanation of software techniques and step-by-step handouts.

Lesson 1:  Back to Basics with Quilting - The Quilter program is a powerful tool for designing your own quilts.  You can import fabrics, add embroidery or applique, and design your own quilting designs.  Let's explore what the Quilter program can accomplish!

Lesson 2:  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 3:  Creating with Patterns - We will look at what to consider when creating pattern runs and fills 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 4:  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 5:  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 6:  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 7:  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 8:  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 9:  Multi-Media - With the inclusion of CorelDRAW in our software, we have lots of opportunity to mix pictures with stitching.  Let's investigate some of these combination possibilities.

Lesson 10:  Cross Stitch - Cross stitch doesn't have to be by hand!  Learn how fun and easy it can be to create cross stitch designs with your software.

Lesson 11:  Manual Digitizing 101 - Sometimes it takes a manual touch to get exactly the look you want for your designs.  Learn the manual digitizing tools in the informative lesson.

Lesson 12:  PhotoStitch - PhotoStitch turns your photographs into embroidery creations!  In a few clicks, your'll be building beautiful designs.

Instructor Name:
Marcia Hunter

2020 Software Inspirations

$ 25.00
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