This lessons objective is to get you thinking like a digitizer. “Mapping or Pathing” is a digitizing term for learning how to logically plan your designs before you begin. In this last running stitch lesson we will be covering the “Redwork” technique, which means that every object within a design will have exactly two passes of thread in every area. This may sound easy but you will soon find out that unless you have a well executed plan it’s very easy to lose your way and get trapped. This is one of the reasons I find digitizing fun and challenging, every design is like a puzzle and is different every time.
We will start with a quick review of basic pathing and then digitized five different lessons. Each slightly different with respect to planning and how we are going to utilize functions within the software to make our jobs easier.
These pathing exercises will complete our theory for using the running stitch and will equip you for the optional Certification Lesson as well as get you ready for Level 2 which will begin our journey with the satin stitch.
The run time on these 5 videos is approximately 70-80min dependent on the software. However, because these are Interactive lessons, meaning that the user will be following along, pausing and playing thru the process of digitizing the exercises. You can expect the time spent completing all the exercises within this and all our lessons will undoubtedly take many hours. Please keep in mind that there are many factors which will determine how fast each individual is…. please keep in mind this is not a race.
BONUS VIDEO: Creative Digitizing Flowers and Fruit
This session will give you a foundation for creative blending that’s so easy you wont believe your eyes. Learn techniques that will form beauty and realism within your embroidery instead of looking like a cartoon.
Be inspired with help from expert digitizer John Deer, it’s never been so quick and easy to learn and apply “Creative Digitizing” techniques. John’s easy to understand approach will provide a hands-on, step-by-step and easy-to-follow lesson that will guide you through a design from start to finish? your own sewn results will prove it!
No matter what software you use, or how long you have been digitizing, this “Creative Digitizing Made Easy” series is a must for those who want to take their creativity to the next level.
Run time: approx. 57 minutes