YOU FLOAT A BOAT, NOT STABILIZER – Hooping skills 101

Many years ago, when I was just starting with embroidery I read some information about embroidery and running a successful business, and the thing I remember most was this: “YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR HOOPING SKILLS” That made a lot of sense to me at the time, but I didn’t realize the vast… Read More

Wilcom Hatch: Priced Right

I know we have been talking about Wilcom Hatch a lot lately, but I am still so excited about this program! Although we do have a commercial level embroidery digitizing program, I have always wanted Wilcom software – the commercial software!  Every few months I go to Wilcom’s site to see if somehow, some way… Read More

Embroidery: Think outside the box, design what you see…

EMBROIDERY INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEKEND: In our classes and in any video that I produce, I am forever saying THINK OUTSIDE THE EMBROIDERY BOX.  What does that mean?  It means you don’t have to stick to all of the rules or traditions with embroidery, you can think or “see” embroidery differently and come up with… Read More

GRADIENT FILLS

Gradient fills are awesome – and generally difficult to accomplish.  And if you can do them correctly, they are hard to see on screen.  Wilcom Hatch has all of this covered, and more. I have had a bit of a hard time with gradient fills in other software – they are usually a bit complicated… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: RADIAL STITCHES

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… Read More

RIPPLE STITCH IN WILCOM HATCH

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… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: FLORENTINE STITCH EFFECT

Stitch effects are quick and easy in Wilcom Hatch!  Some effects add interest in dimension to your embroidery, but also add a wow factor to your designs.  The florentine effect adds so much to your embroidery work – its an amazing stitch effect that can be created quickly and easily. So what are florentine stitches?… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: STITCH EFFECTS

TODAY IS ALL ABOUT STITCHES AND STITCH EFFECTS!   And we are going to talk about some really cool stitch effects that are available in Wilcom Hatch – they are quick and easy to use and adjust, you just have to  use them in day to day embroidery! CONTOUR STITCH:  This is the first stitch… Read More

Wilcom Hatch: Layout features are incredible

At OML we are all about embroidery – and digitizing – and different embroidery software programs that accomplish this. If I could have every embroidery program, I would own all of them!! While I do understand that I am enthusiastic and passionate about digitizing to say the least, I am also always up for new… Read More