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 CLASS 1: BEGINNER DIGITIZING

Ready to start a new embroidery adventure with me? Here is the first Classroom tutorial for Wilcom Hatch!! THE VIDEO IS ONE HOUR LONG, AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO TO KEEP AND REVIEW AS NEEDED.  WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE!! Lets start digitizing and create the awesome owl embroidery design! Step by step instruction… Read More

Creating outlines and offsets

I had a question on Youtube today about Hatch’s ability to do “knockdown” stitches.  While Hatch does not have a button for one click knockdown stitches, it has something better – MORE STITCH CONTROL!  Woohoo!  This is great because it enables you to do more things than just create one certain stitch. Lets walk through… 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