FTCU-W03-02.001FTC-U Workshop 03 -02

Class length is approximately 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Sketched Style – Gone Fishing

Begins at 4:00 of the video.  Duration 44 minutes.  

Have you tried sketch style digitizing yet?  Trevor creates this oriental fishing design as an example of how simple it is.  Open the image as a backdrop and then use the run line tool and simply left click to create the lines you see in the sketch style artwork provided with the class. FTCU-W03-02.014FTCU-W03-02.015FTCU-W03-02.016

Opening Stitch Formats

Begins at 48:30 of the video.  Duration 20 minutes.  

This is something we do all the time but do you fully understand the option to convert to outlines.  Use the check box on the open window to have the stitches you open will be converted into shapes or objects that can be edited.  Uncheck the option if you don’t want to have any changes to the original stitches.  FTCU-W03-02.017.jpeg

Save as Stitch Formats

Begins at 1:08:30 of the video.  Duration 15 minutes.  

Waf format is the most important format for FTCU users because it contains our original objects or shapes.  Of course our embroidery machine will need a stitch based format such as .Pes or .Jef and it is important to make both formats. Trevor reviews how, where and why we make different formats.  FTCU-W03-02.018.jpeg

Artwork vs Run Lines

Begins at 1:23:00 of the video.  Duration 4 minutes.  

Trevor received a question about why a line in artwork looks more strait than the same line made as run stitch.  Trevor looks at this question up close and it’s true that run lines when viewed up close seam to step to the side a little however this is simply the actual stitches and I assure you they do appear strait when stitched.  FTCU-W03-02.019.jpeg

Design Question – Lettering Help

Begins at 1:27:30 of the video.  Duration 7 minutes.  

This design is sent in asking about how to change the letters.  The design does not appear to be originally made in TFCU because the lettering is made from small satin and run stitches and there is not a text object.  Trevor shows how to select and delete the letters and add new ones with the text tool to update the info.FTCU-W03-02.020.jpeg

Design Review – Dove and Globe

Begins at 1:34:30 of the video.  Duration 15 minutes.  

Trevor receives this design asking abut the border around the dove and how to make it look better.  The trouble is the outline is very fat and in places is sewing on top of itself and it is very heavy.  Trevor shows some different ways to create the outline around the dove to make it less bulky.FTCU-W03-02.021.jpeg

Design Review – Area 51

Begins at 1:50:00 of the video.  Duration 11 minutes.  

Trevor receives this design asking about the run line outlines around the letters.  How to get it so the inside of the letter A is not attached to the outside.  We also look at how Save to Sew has helped by adding pull compensation to the letters so the outlines will align with the fill.FTCU-W03-02.022.jpeg

Digitize Artwork – Ballet Slippers

Begins at 2:01:00 of the video.  Duration 30 minutes.  

Trevor digitizes this pair of ballet slippers from the vector artwork that comes with FTCU in the artwork library.  Learn to asses the shapes that make up artwork and then assign the stitches that you choose.  Learn to use the knife to divide shapes into two or more smaller parts to give you the control needed to achieve more dimension in the design.  Once you have assigned all of the stitching to the parts of the design Trevor used a cut and paste method to sequence the design so that each part sews in the order where they connect to  the next part.  That avoids any un necessary jump stitches or trims.  FTCU-W03-02.023FTCU-W03-02.024

Linda Stanley – Sunburst

Begins at 2:30:00 of the video.  Duration 1 minutes.  

Class was getting long and so This segment was held over to the next class.  Look forward to Trevor and Linda reviewing the design that they had been working on in the FTCU-W03-01 class.FTCU-W03-02.026FTCU-W03-02.027FTCU-W03-02.028