FTC-U Workshop 02-10

Class length is approximately 1 hrs and 58 minutes.

Basketball Artwork – Shading

Begins at 02:00 of the video.  Duration 38 minutes.  

Class begins with a review of how vector artwork includes actual artwork shapes you can easily fill with thread.   How you fill them with thread and what settings you choose are up to you and Trevor also reviews the basics of layering two or more colours of thread together.  It’s important to understand how much is “too much” when it comes to layering and how you can use the settings for stitch length and density to allow you to blend colours and not have overly dense embroidery.  Special attention is paid to the style of underlay for the different layers and how they will affect blending colours.  FTCU-W02-10.003.jpeg

Cross Stitch – Cowboy Hat

Begins at 40:30 of the video.  Duration 14 minutes.  

The cross stitch wizard makes it fast and easy to convert any bitmap image into cross stitch.  Once the cross stitch is created you can use stitch editing mode to add, delete or move the actual stitches.  You can re-size the design however the crosses are set and they simply get larger or smaller.FTCU-W02-10.004FTCU-W02-10.005FTCU-W02-10.006

Cross Stitch – Kitty Cat

Begins at 54:40 of the video.  Duration 11 minutes.  

The kitty is also made using the cross stitch wizard taking advantage of the options to reduce the number of colours in the designs to be single colour.  The size of the finished work is increased and the size of the actual cross stitch is reduced to allow more details in the design to be included.  FTCU-W02-10.007FTCU-W02-10.008FTCU-W02-10.009FTCU-W02-10.010

Stipple Fill “Around”

Begins at 1:05:00 of the video.  Duration 12 minutes.  

Learn how to stipple fill around an embroidery design by first creating a shape to define where not to have the stipple.  Then combine the larger stipple shape with the new new “hole” shape to join them and have the stipple voided out from where your design sews.  FTCU-W02-10.011.jpeg

Lettering with Halo 

Begins at 1:17:30 of the video.  Duration 14 minutes.  

This is a trick on how to use the create outlines tool to quickly add a netting fill behind lettering.  This is used on heavy pile material by sewing it tone on tone to flatten the heavy pile but not show.  Then you can stitch your lettering on top and it will sit up and not sink in to the nap or pile of the thick material. FTCU-W02-10.012FTCU-W02-10.013FTCU-W02-10.014FTCU-W02-10.015

Transform Artwork

Begins at 1:40:00 of the video.  Duration 6 minutes.  

Artwork segments are different from embroidery segments in that they have different tools to use for editing and shaping them.  Trevor reviews how to use the knife tool to divide artwork into multiple parts.  Also see how to transform artwork to weld, intersect or trim shapes and use remove overlaps to make holes.FTCU-W02-10.016.jpeg

FSL – Circles

Begins at 1:46:45 of the video.  Duration 14 minutes.  

Create this free standing lace design using a circle and the circle template tool.  Special attention is paid to the underlay with both contour and zig zag adde to help it stay together as lace.  To create the background netting Trevor uses the transform artwork tools to weld a copy of the circles together and be one single shape  filled with a very open density.  A second copy of the shape is made and the stitch angle is set perpendicular to the first layer to create the netting.FTCU-W02-10.017FTCU-W02-10.018FTCU-W02-10.019