In lesson 2 of level 2 we are going to unlock the mystery of why things change from screen to machine! Your embroidered designs can look so perfect on your computer screen… And then end up sewing out terribly on your embroidery machine. Digitizers quickly learn the rule… “What you see, isn’t what you get”‘ when it comes to embroidery. The key is understanding push and compensation, it will ensure you get positive results, minimize editing and the need to run multiple samples.
We’ll also reveal how using underlay properly in conjunction with push and pull compensation will assist in visually making your designs look perfect when they stitch out.
Together we will complete practical exercises that will drive home these techniques. I consider this to be one of the most important lessons in this entire series.
The run time on this video is approximately 25 minutes depending on the software. Because these are interactive lessons, 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, remember this is not a race.
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.