Eagle Digitizing is a premier firm providing digitizing services. Our team of professional digitizers, having been digitizing since the early 1990s, offers you the finest digitizing at a very competitive price. To start something in embroidery digitizing, Guest Posting it is indeed necessary to first have an embroidery machine, a disc of designs and perhap Embroidery Digitizings some Embroidery Digitizing Software. However this does not end the list of requirements to start embroidery digitizing. There is much more needed to enter the world of embroidery digitizing.
When investing in embroidery digitizing software, it is important that your computer matches its minimum system requirements. It is only if the computer’s specifications meet the specifications of the embroidery digitizing software that it is possible to run the embroidery digitizing software, and use it in the computer.
Manufacturers of embroidery digitizing software generally recommend using an IBM PC or any other compatible computer having a USB port. Regarding the mouse, there are no specifications by embroidery digitizing software. However, it is generally better to use a comfortable, optical and non-roller ball mouse. This is because it is not possible to do precise imaging with a roller ball mouse.
Regarding the processor, it is better to use a fast processor for embroidery digitizing as embroidery digitizing involves imaging and not typing of letters. It is better to have extra memory in the computer as there is never too much of memory space in a computer. Moreover, memory is cheap and provides better embroidery digitizing as more designs can be stored in the computer.
Embroidery digitizing calls for lots of hard disk free space. Basically, 100 MB of space is enough to install embroidery digitizing software. However, once you have creations to store, you are going to need much more hard disk free space. Using a 32 bit color monitor
is better for embroidery digitizing as it makes differentiating of thread colors easier.
These are the basic requirements to start out in embroidery digitizing. However, if required, you can also invest in a graphic printer, CD-ROM drive, CD-ROM Recorder Drive and many other accessories.
Using a diagram in embroidery
Beginner embroiderers do not always know where to start when making a design, nor do they know which design to sew. This is why diagrams are offered in the field of embroidery.
The diagram is an explicit model that embroiderers use to copy the pattern onto their canvas. The various points are indicated there. You can find them in embroidery manuals or embroidery kits. Some diagrams are also available on the internet.
But there are two kinds of diagram.
The classic diagram is printed on a sheet. In this way, the embroiderer uses the diagram as a guide and must transfer each stitch to his embroidery fabric. This technique is a bit more complicated than the diagram printed on the canvas.
Indeed, in this case, the embroiderer or the embroiderer only has to follow the lines and the color code if desired. There is therefore no need to count the points since they are already drawn on the canvas.
The diagram printed on the canvas is extremely practical for beginners. On the other hand, it is then impossible to let your imagination run free. It is necessary to reproduce embroidered patterns that already exist.
Rather, it should be seen as training.
Invent Your own Embroidery Patterns Ultimately, not everyone uses diagrams every day. The goal is obviously that each creative can invent his own patterns and can let his imagination speak.
Little by little, then try to make your own embroidered patterns, even simple ones. It can start by embroidering a plant, flower, house, etc.
But of course, there is no question of launching like that, directly on the embroidery canvas.
The most common is to use an erasable felt pen which allows you to make designs on the canvas and then erase them with water. With this marker you will be able to outline the main lines of your work. Then you just have to follow these lines with cross stitches, stem stitches, chain stitches or others.
When you feel comfortable, maybe you will start to embroider on clothes or customize a cushion, why not?
To inspire you in your own creations, nothing prevents you from looking at what is being done elsewhere. The Pinterest social network is a real gold mine when it comes to finding sources of inspiration in creative hobbies. Knitting, crochet, sewing, patchwork, embroidery, you will find everything you need to develop your creativity.
Embroidery: full pattern or simple outlines?
In embroidery, all shapes are possible. You can represent an animal, a garment, letters of the alphabet, a face, anything that comes to mind. But the embroidery style will not be the same depending on the artist.
It is for example possible to embroider a full face or only to trace the outlines. The full form leaves no room for emptiness. The entire interior of the pattern is embroidered using cross stitches or “satin stitch” or other embroidery stitch.
The full shapes in embroidery can be seen better from a distance and are more imposing. These embroidered shapes also require a lot more threads.
If you don’t want to spend too much time on your embroidery and make a more delicate pattern, then prefer to only trace the outlines of the shape with stitches like the stem stitch for example.
It is also possible to draw the outlines with the cross stitch but the curves will be a little more square, a bit like a pixelated image.
So choose the style of your embroidery according to the time you have, the thread, but also of course, according to your desires.
Tips for making an embroidery design
To get off to a good start in embroidery and make your first embroidered design, it is important to gather all your material in one place. Clear up a small space so you don’t have to search for an accessory every time you need it. Needles, embroidery thread, pair of scissors, everything must be within reach to facilitate embroidery.
Then, to make your first embroidery successful, choose your fabric well. The canvas should not be stretchy, this will complicate your work. To start you can use Aida cross stitch canvas or linen canvas.
Start small in your realization. There is no point in starting with too big a coin. The goal of your first design is to understand the basics of embroidery. Conversely, do not take too small a pattern either, as you might have trouble with all the small details.
Once your first embroidery is completed, ask your entourage for advice in order to get feedback. You can possibly also ask professionals in a haberdashery.