YES. THE RIPPLE STITCH IS IN WILCOM HATCH. The ripple stitch is one of the most requested stitches- for a good reason – its truly that amazing! While you can reproduce this sitch manually in some programs, it doesn’t look as good and is generally quite difficult to accomplish. NOT ANY MORE! YOU CAN DO THE RIPPLE STITCH IN ONE CLICK. Oh, I know that everyone is going to love this one – its not just me being super enthusiastic about a stitch effect, this is a big one!
What is the ripple stitch? It is similar to the contour stitch, in that it stays with the contour of the object that you are using, but it spirals out from the centre of the object in a way that makes the final design have amazing depth and shape – and is really cool to see, too. It is a nice line stitch, but with a few different elements to it – it follows along the contour, changes spacing and gives an effect that you will love! In a basic style with no changes – this is what the ripple stitch does to a basic flower shape:
Look at the contours, look at the different density and the different stitch widths – all from one click. Now this example is just from a simple flower design that we made using an oval shape and the Circle copy in the layout tab. We merged all the shapes together and then clicked on the ripple stitch – and this is what Wilcom Hatch does with it. Wow.
Here is the same design, zoomed in a little bit more, so you can see the detail of the lines and density:
I don’t know about you, but I can think of a million times that this would have added the wow-factor to some simple designs!! It looks great,even on a simple design like this basic flower. I keep thinking about Halloween designs – this effect would look awesome on a skull or a pumpkin. How about different threads? you could use variegated threads – the design works it way out from the centre, so i think variegated thread would add something even more to this design. Can you imagine?? I can’t wait to stitch this out on my machine. And Christmas designs?? The fun we are going to have with Wilcom Hatch for the holidays!!
So the possibilities are endless – the ripple stitch s the stitch of the year – and everyone wants this stitch – its that good. Check out this quick tip video to see exactly how the ripple stitch is created, and how you make make adjustments quickly and easily: