Embroidery machines create patterns on textiles with various colours in order to create an image, logo, or text.
The Makerspace computers all have Embrilliance StitchArtist Level 3 on them for you to get creative and design your own patches. This software allows users to design images and logos which can then be saved as a PES file for the embroidery machines.
Where to Start
Click one of the boxes to find information on Embrilliance. Follow the helpful videos below to learn how to make embroidery from start to finish.
This video explains some of the features of Embrilliance StitchArtist, and how to digitize images for embroidery.
Follow along with the same images or your own and save the file to a USB stick for the machine. Makerspace has USB sticks for all your embroidery file needs!
Threading the Machine
This video takes you through the steps for threading the machine as well as some of the settings to modify your embroidery file within the machine.
Winding a Bobbin
A bobbin is a very important part of embroidery. The method for bobbin winding is the same as in sewing, but ask staff for embroidery bobbin thread, which is a special thread for a smooth embroidery.
Hand embroidery is a simple textile craft that allows you to bring your projects to life. It involves stitching fabric or other materials by hand with a hoop, needle, and thread to create intricate patterns and designs. While it may seem intimidating, with the right tools and techniques anyone can learn the basics of hand embroidery and create beautiful pieces of art.
Available at Makerspace
- Embroidery Hoops
- Embroidery thread
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