[HNW] embroidery machines

Skinner Linn skinner02 at sprynet.com
Sun Dec 30 17:07:32 PST 2001


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for a look a machined 16th century designs
----- Original Message -----
From: <amreid at qbe.com.au>
To: <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [HNW] embroidery machines


> 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?"
>
> Kayta,
> 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.
>
> Andrew
> Sydney, Australia
> (SCA - Bartolomeo Agazzari)
>
>
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