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Embroidery

 

Are you experiencing puckering or poor registration? Review these topics before faulting the digitizer! Both digitizing and embroidery are precision processes and each is impacted by a number of factors. Truly perfect embroidery – where every stitch is perfectly tensioned and placed and the em...


  Date Posted: 7 July 2020

My grandchildren love to draw and when 5 year old Peyton drew this little masterpiece I couldn’t resist turning it into a unique embroidery that is now hanging on her bedroom wall. It’s such a cute original drawing...and who doesn’t believe unicorns? They are almost as magical as the Brother My ...


Can I turn a photo into embroidery? This is the single most popular question we've been asked since embroidery software first became available to home hobbyists in the mid-1990's. The answer has always been, 'Well, yes but not really that successfully'... that is, until Brother created their indu...


 

What is compensation? The action of machine tensions when applying stitches to fabric causes distortion during sewing. Stitches are "pulled" in causing a shortening effect when the stitch direction reverses. Conversely, stitches are "pushed" out along their length. Note, however, that these are n...


 

Density is the distance between individual stitches in a satin column or rows of stitches in a fill. The closer the rows are to each other, the more dense an area of stitches is. How is density measured? There are two primary ways that embroidery and digitizing systems measure density. One mea...


 

First of all, what exactly is underlay? Underlay is the skeleton of an embroidery design; stitches that are laid down before the upper decorative stitches. Just as the bones of your skeleton provide support for your body, so does underlay support a design. Underlay is the foundation of a design and ...


Date Posted: 1 July 2019

It helps if you first understand how it works! No one enjoys dealing with thread breaks and often the embroidery thread itself is unfairly blamed. Granted there are some cheap and nasty threads available, but there are also a host of excellent brands like Hemingworth, which of course has the bene...