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Have you updated Embird yet? you should be on 2016 version 10.17 – the last update was on March 16, 2016. If you have not already updated your software, you should do it!
There are are few bugs that they have fixed:
Embird is now able to process the new Pfaff .VP4 format. It will convert to and also from this format.
Fixed bug in .FCM format.
Fixed bug in Iconizer for processing .SVG files and .EMB files.
Fixed bug in Alphabet and Font Engine plug-in causing stacking of objects.
New function “Insert Knockdown Stitching” added to color popup menu in Editor.
Support for Janome Cutwork Needles 1-4 and Viking Cutwork Needles 1-4 added to color popup menu in Editor.
Good news about adding a whole new feature to Embird – adding knockdown stitching to your stitch files! Thank you Embird!!
But wait, what are knockdown stitches?? Knockdown stitches are somewhere between an underlay stitch and a fill stitch. Knockdown stitches can be very handy, indeed. They are stitched first on a design, and knockdown stitches are meant to make a firm base for your actual embroidery. A good example is if you are going to embroider a design on a towel – if you simply embroider the design using backing, you will find that the nap of the towel may just show through your embroidery! Yucch! Nobody wants that look. Yes, you can use WSS (water soluble) as a topper for the embroidery (you can float the WSS on the towel before you embroider, and it will help the stitches stay on top of the fabric). However, WSS can be messy and awkward and might not necessarily have the clean look that you want. The solution is knockdown stitches. Knockdown stitching will lay a nice base of not-too-dense stitches down before your actual embroidery – providing the perfect place for your embroidery – with no material nap showing through! How awesome is that? Knockdown stitches are simple to do, and Embird has provided a quick and easy method to do them – the option for knockdown stitches is right in editor, just a click away!
I have created this quick tip video to show you how to create your knockdown stitches and some of the features in the stitches – the parameters you can change and what settings to use.
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