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with Marilyn York Reames
Online Class

Elements of Design Editing

Machine Embroidery
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Take any embroidery design from good to great with embroidery software expert Marilyn York Reames as your guide! Learn the most common culprits of poorly stitched embroidery and dive into editing tools to transform almost-perfect designs into digitized masterpieces. Learn to resize without losing stitch quality, manipulate stitch sequences and change fills to add texture to any design. Delve into design splitting to isolate desirable elements, then learn to manipulate them to create an adorable border. Find out how to remove and replace design elements to suit your personal style and why and how to add underlays to your designs for pucker-free embroidery. Learn to evaluate and edit embroidery designs to unlock unlimited creative possibilities!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h14m

Included in this Class

1. Evaluating Designs

1. Evaluating Designs

Get to know your instructor, machine embroidery expert Marilyn York Reames. Then kick off the class by training your eye to evaluate any design in terms of how it was digitized and how it will stitch out on your machine.

2. Resizing & Density

2. Resizing & Density

Follow along as Marilyn shares helpful techniques for changing the size and density of your designs and adjusting stitches. Work with cross-stitch designs, freestanding lace and even satin stitches as you learn which designs are good candidates for resizing and how to maintain stitch quality.

3. Elements of a Design

3. Elements of a Design

What types of stitches should you use for which designs? Marilyn helps demystify this question and many more as she walks you through ways to identify stitch types, starting with basic designs and working up to complex ones. You will discover a new world of stitches that you've never tried before!

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery software. Marilyn demonstrates using Floriani Total Control Pro software. This class may be taken with any software if you are comfortable transferring her specific demonstrations to your program.
  • Embroidery machine that supports one of the following types: ART, C2S, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, SHV, VIP, VP3, XXX