[HNW] embroidery machines

amreid@qbe.com.au amreid at qbe.com.au
Sun Dec 30 16:44:43 PST 2001

Kayta wrote:

"Two different friends of mine have these 'girl-geek' machines, but neither one
knows how to produce custom embroidery with them.  How does one get ones own
design into such a machine?  Scanning?  Doing the original design using the
right drawing program?  How does one get the machine to embroider it just like
you designed it?  How does the machine know the difference between a filled-in
shape and an outlined shape?  How does one get the machine to do several repeats
of a design, next to each other in a row?"

I don't have one of these either and because I only do historical sewing and
doing the hand embroidery is part of the fun for me, I probably won't be getting
one in the future.  However I have seen some machines being demonstrated.  My
understanding is that the top of the line machines allow you to scan a design,
and they supply some sort of software package that allows you to convert it to a
format the machine can use.  Part of this formatting is establishing which areas
are fill-ins and which are outlines.  These are very expensive machines however.

Two friends of mine did a theatrical costume with lots of machine embroidery,
but they used a specialist embroidery service who did the scanning and
embroidery on her commercial machine.  Expensive but very gorgeous.

Sydney, Australia
(SCA - Bartolomeo Agazzari)

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