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Elements of Design Editing

Machine Embroidery
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Enhance your library of embroidery designs with simple alterations that lead to perfect stitches!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable stitch-density formulas, color guides and files for 17 embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Marilyn York Reames

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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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Elements of a Design
4. Design Splitting
5. Modifying Split Designs
6. Underlays & Pull Compensation
7. Fancy Fills

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

Taught by

Marilyn York Reames
Marilyn York Reames
Marilyn York Reames has been teaching embroidery software for almost 20 years. She is a national educator for Floriani Embroidery, and her software expertise spans many brands. Marilyn loves showing students of every level how to create effective embroidery designs that lead to consistent, beautiful results.

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