Level 1 Certification
This is an “Optional Certification” lesson that will implement everything learned within Level 1. It differs in that I will giving you the prerequisites of what I want done with the artwork. We will go over the “game plan” with clear instructions with what I want you to achieve.
You’ll then download the art file and put everything we’ve learned into practice. I will show you my finished design and provide my stitch file as well. Please keep in mind, the goal is not to make your design look exactly like mine; your goal should be to make it better! This design is all about artistic interpretation and creativity.
Once you’re done you will upload your finished file and I will personally critique the file. Visual effect is only part of what I will be looking for; my main concerns will be ensuring that it is a machine friendly design that has been logically mapped.
Although this video is only a few minutes in length, I want to be clear that this is a very challenging lesson which will require many hours of your time. Please keep in mind that you do not have to complete this certification lesson to move onto Level 2.
Meet the instructor
John Deer is one of North Americas leading experts on digitizing and embroidery for the corporate and home marketplace, as well as a 3rd generation embroidery guru. With over 30 years of digitizing experience, John owns and operates the company Adorable Ideas, providing quality embroidery designs and educational products.
Personally, John has won 30 digitizing awards including Impression Magazine 1998 Digitizer, 1998 EMB Grand Champion, and 2001 Stitches Magazines Stitch-Off Grand Prize. John has produced 29 instructional and educational "step-by-step how to" DVDs, which apply to embroidery enthusiasts on all levels. This includes the industry renowned "Digitizing Made Easy" and "MasterWorks" DVD tutorial series. Over the last 10 years John has also written over 50 articles on digitizing and embroidery techniques for Stitches Magazine, EMB Magazine, as as Imprint and Images in North America and Europe. He is also the author of the book "Digitizing Made Easy", published by Krause Publications.
John has given hundreds of workshops and seminars on digitizing, embroidery techniques, and how to make money with embroidery. He has taught at numerous venues including; ISS Shows, DAX Shows, Bobbin World, Imprint Canada, NNEP Shows, Original Sewing & Quilting Expo, Creative Embroidery Conference, Sew-Quilt Festival, Babylock Tech, Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Creative Sewing, and Needlework Festival.