Embroidery Digitizing – Aggie Bennett
“Santa in a Car”Masterworks or Floriani FTC/U
When: Saturday – January 10, 2015 – 10 pm – 1pm
Where: Humble Sewing Center/SewVac Outlet
Class Project: Santa in a Car (Beginner to Advanced)
Cost: $30 pre-paid at SewVac (in store, online via PayPal, credit card via phone)
Before Class: Get latest software update, run anti-virus, bring your computer mouse!
Please do not park at curb in front of store. Most supplies discounted 15% on class day!
Santa will be on vacation in Hawaii for this class, but he is a great subject to digitize because of the techniques that you learn. This “Santa in Car” design measures 7.5” x 8.5” high. Santa’s suit, cap and car are appliqued, his hair is wave filled and his beard and mustache are embroidered with the “Satin Path” to provide a silky, curly look.
It utilizes the following stitch types:
• Running Stitch
• Satin (Steil) Stitch
• Standard Fill
• Wave Fill
• Column (Satin) Path
• Jagged Column (Satin) Path
Because of the stitch types used in this design, its clipart is excellent for learning how to digitize. However, depending on a minimum familiarity with your software, this entire design cannot be taught or digitized within a 3-hour class period, but it can be managed by separating into the following suggested parts:
1. Face, Beard and Mustache
2. Hair, Facial Features, Cap and Holy Wreath
3. Body and Car
You will learn how to:
• Digitize for Applique
• Choose and use stitches that give the appearance of texture – such as the look of fur
• Apply stitches that curve with the artwork
• Determine the correct pathway through the design – the order in which parts should be stitched
You will learn how to perform the basics for digitizing the design and get you setup for completing parts on your own away from class. In the first class you will learn how to prepare your artwork before beginning to digitize and will be given a “pathway” plan to follow that will minimize time required to stitch-out because of fewer thread cuts and thread jumps.