Get ready for a Wilcom Tutorial that will change how you see embroidery designs – literally!! In this video, I am going to show you how to view, resize and convert embroidery designs right on your iPad or Android device. Don’t believe me? Check out the video! Do you need to convert a PES file to a commercial DST stitch file on the fly? Grab your iPad and convert it! IT’S A FREE EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE FROM WILCOM: Do you want to view your machine embroidery designs on your iPad? How about resizing, mirroring and converting your machine embroidery designs. Add in printing out an embroidery template with all of the embroidery design’s information and you have your answer: WILCOM TRUESIZER WEB EDITION! In this OML video, I am going to show you exactly how awesome Wilcom’s embroidery program is, and exactly how to use this program. Remember that this embroidery program is NOT digitizing software – you are not going to be able to create an embroidery design from the beginning, but you can view, rotate, enlarge and convert embroidery designs on your iPad. Amazing! here is the link: https://www.wilcom.com/ All you have to do is register for an account – don’t worry, it’s easy to do, and then log in and BAM it’s done – you can view your embroidery designs on your iPad!! DID I MENTION THAT IT WAS FREE? Yep, totally free. all you have to do is provide them with your name, address and email address and you are in! It’s really that easy.
HERE IS A VIDEO THAT ANSWERS ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE AN IPAD FOR EMBROIDERY.
Welcome to the first day of Valentine’s Week! The first project that we are going to work on is a beautiful applique quilt square that you can add your own creativity to and create a one of a kind square!
check out the video and learn step by step in Hatch Embroidery Software, PE Design 10/11, Embrilliance and Embird Studio! You can create this design in ANY software!!
Add some lettering, give the lettering some style, and you have a quilt block!!
Another awesome stitch effect that is available on Wilcom Hatch: RADIAL STITCHES. If you don’t know what radial stitches are, keep reading! Its a great effect that adds dimension, interest and complexity to any embroidery design.
Radial stitches are similar to contour stitches, in that they move around in a radius from a point. One of the big differences is where that centre point is located. In Wilcom Hatch, you can actually move that centre point anywhere you want in the design, even off the design! This means that you can have the stitches radiating out from any point that you want – and you can change the entire look of the design.
In the picture above, I used a tatami stitch with a pattern and set the centre point outside of the first oval, and then used the circle copy feature to make this flower. As you can see, the ovals merged and the radial stitch still kept its pattern! I added a plain tatami circle in the middle, and just like that I have a flower – an interesting flower that has a pattern, style dimension and interest! For a 1 minute flower, i think it looks pretty good!!!
In the picture below, i have set up the oval: under digitize tools, draw a circle and then apply the radial stitches to it, then use the reshape tool to move the centre point to just below the bottom end of the oval.
After the oval shape element has been set up, then I went to the layout panel and picked the Circle Copy tool and played around with it until i got the shape that I wanted – a pretty little flower. I merged all of the ovals into one piece to create my cute little flower embroidery.
Check out this quick tip video and see the Radial Stitch in action!
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:
Ah, its been a busy week here at OML – and its only MONDAY! We work hard to come up with new embroidery stuff, ideas and projects for everyone! So far, one of the best things we have come up with are the new Chalkboard designs! They are light and airy designs, and so beautiful!
This is one of three new designs – you want to check them out! Head over to OMLDigitizing.com and pick them up – they are so much fun and look amazing!! Make sure you check out the whole collection! I love them all!
Whew! We have had a couple of busy, busy weeks in June! High school graduation, tons of patch orders and some awesome new digitizing equipment.
We decided that we wanted something really cool to digitize with, different from our Mac’s and our PC computers- which are awesome, but not quite what we want to work with for hours and hours in a day.
Over 10 years ago, I had a dream that I would love to be able to digitize more creatively – that is that I could almost draw out the embroidery designs, like with a pen and paper. And that dream has come true, minus the pen and paper of course!
Wacom has a few “tablets” that you can use as a secondary monitor. Not a big deal until you realize that the monitors are for use with pens. What does that mean? It means that I can draw out my embroidery designs. Its a dream come true. Here is what it looks like in action – working on a cool biker embroidery design meant for a full back on a leather vest.
you can see what you are working on, and work directly on it! It is absolutely amazing for embroidery digitizing. I never thought it could be more fun.
We have a lefty in house, and every time we get something cool, it doesn’t usually work as well for a lefty – it seems to be a little awkward and uncomfortable. Not this piece of equipment! Wacom has made this perfect for right hands or left hands. And the whole screen tilts to either side so even lefties can find the perfect comfortable working space.
Wacom Cintiq22HD is perfect for left handed people.
We are still very excited about our new equipment! I will be writing a more informative blog about our Cintique’s when we have more time to use them and get all those awesome buttons programmed for shortcuts. In the meantime, if you want to check them out, go to Wacom.com and check them out.
Embroidery digitizing is life! Now life is even more fun!