Update: This is a virtual class.
Join DeeAnn in exploring a new technique each month with your Bernina Software V8. We will focus on expanding your digitizing skills. The techniques range from lessons on Artwork Canvas to Multi-Hooping, Quilter, Cross Stitch, and more. This is a great way to get to know your Bernina Software V8.
The Club will be lecture/demo format. Students will receive handouts and/or demo videos on their USB sticks where applicable.
Please bring a USB stick for the design, and pen and paper if you want to take notes.
June 10 (formerly March class) - Creating with Patterns
We will look at what to consider when creating pattern runs and fills, as well as how to create patterns that can be used for knockdown backgrounds for terry cloth and for a background for freestanding lace.
June 17 (formerly April class) – Creating Logos
In Artwork Canvas, we have several tools for converting bitmap images into vector images. Let’s look at some of these tools and how we decide which one to use in the creation of a logo design.
June 24 (formerly May class) – Multi-Hooping
Yes, it is possible to stitch a design larger than your embroidery hoop! Learn the basics of multi-hooping and how to apply it to your designs.
July 1 (formerly June class) – Choosing Artwork for Digitizing
Let’s talk about different types of artwork and how you make decisions to process artwork into stitches. Learn the best method to use for your art, and how to handle sketched designs and photographs. You’ll discover tools in Artwork Canvas that can help prepare artwork for digitizing.
July 8 – StumpWork
Stumpwork embroidery is a technique used to create 3D elements in your projects. Learn to create a Stumpwork design from beginning to end. We’ll discuss how to create the design and how to stitch it.
August 5 – Digitizing CutWork Designs
In this lesson, we will explore how to create a Cutwork design from beginning to end, as well as how to use the CutWork Tool for embroidered cutwork and heirloom embellishments.
August 19: Creating Texture -- Alternating Pattern Runs
Create interesting textures using Alternating Pattern Runs.
August 26: Above the Surface: Puffy Foam
Software V8 added new Puffy Foam alphabets. Let's investigate embroidering 3D fonts and digitizing designs for Puffy Foam.
September – Multi-Media
With the inclusion of CorelDraw in our software, we have lots of opportunity to mix pictures with stitching. Let’s investigate some of these combination possibilities.
October – Cross Stitch
Cross stitch doesn’t have to be by hand! Learn how fun and easy it can be to create cross stitch designs with your software.
November – Manual Digitizing 101
Sometimes it takes a manual touch to get exactly the look you want for your designs. Learn the manual digitizing tools in this informative session.
December – PhotoStitch
PhotoStitch turns your photographs into embroidery creations! In a few clicks, you’ll be building beautiful designs.