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Topic: the first REAL embroidery i made! (pics from start to finish)  (Read 9056 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012 12:09:43 PM »

It looks beautiful!  I agree, the two toned hair is really pretty.  And I was impressed by your initial drawing by itself!

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012 03:19:22 AM »

aislynn, thanks! i have my beautiful boyfriend to thank for that. ten years ago i used to draw stuff like that - i used colors and drew things. then, when all i heard was negative critisism (it's very common here in finland) i gave up on drawing and painting. last christmas i got the best gift ever, i met the best person i've ever met, and still 6 months later we are together, and will be for a long time i think Smiley he's my inspiration, my muse, and my supporter. this piece really would not exist without my boyfriend, who always complements everything i do in a very grounded way and sees good in everything i do and encourages me. and that's also why i love this piece so much Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012 07:45:42 AM »

That is a fabulous project.  Your art is beautiful.  The way you digitized it really enhanced the original picture.  You did a great job. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012 08:03:52 AM »

Wow... great job!  I love the wings, they appear to have so much dimension!

What software are you using?  How long did it take you to learn how to use the software before taking this on?   Or was this inclusive of that time?

I have the Bernina software, but have been a chicken to try it out (and have had so little time). I would like to get motivated, and maybe this will be enough...
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012 02:05:53 AM »

this is awesome! your drawing is beautiful, but the way it turns out on fabric is just magical Smiley
I don't know if you already answered that and I missed it somewhere, but what software did you use? I bought an embroidery/sewing machine half a year ago and I've started learning digitizing and then gave up many times utill this point:) It's just soooo hard and so different from any adobe programs that I kinda know how to use:)

« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012 11:29:37 AM »

Awesome job!! This is beautiful, I just saw you featured over at urban threads so I came over the craftser, where I had to remember my login information (it's been a long time!) just so I could say awesome job! It looks like you are using the Brother PE software (Next perhaps since you have a six needle?) to digitize, is that correct? I have a baby Brother 1250 machine and I long for a 6 needle! One day....

Anyway great job, can't see what you make next. It's awesome you were able to share the whole process from concept to completion.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012 06:21:26 AM by Aislynn » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2012 11:32:37 AM »

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I'd love to show you more, but these things are so complex to digitize and you really have to have a good image to start with Wink

As I've said time and again on this site (so you can see more of my postings on my developement with the software) I use the Design Era, free Stitch Era Embroidery software to digitize things. I also have the Husqvarna 4D Embroidery Software system that I have bought that I use a lot, since with the Design Era you don't get as good a 3D image as I'd like to get. The first post of me doing something cool with Stitch Era seems to be in October 2011, so I've used the software for about a year now, just dabbling with it.

I've had the Husqvarna software for four years or so now, and I can tell you that it's just a kids toy compared to the Design Era. If I had the cash, I would buy Wilcom software (that's what the UT gang uses) but the Finnish dealer said it would cost over 15 000 euros (the most versitile version, which the dude said I needed to get the results that I want). The prosess of making a design is fairly similar in Wilcom and in Design Era, so since I've already had a whole day-lesson about how to use Wilcom, I was pretty well equipped to start using Design Era on my own. Because, really, the support they have is non-existent. I've been tempted to buy the software, since it's so much cheaper than Wilcom, but have read some awful stories about people paying for it but not receiving the CD.. So now I'm just constantly hoping that the free version will continue working, since I'd hate to lose a good thing.

« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2012 04:14:06 PM »

That looks super awesome! You've inspired me to give machine digitizing another try. I have so many designs in my head that could be fabulous in embroidery, but I lack the training to digitize. I'll have to get some free software and give it another shot.

Thanks for the inspiration! Your fairy looks beautiful. :-)
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012 05:48:43 AM »

you are SO welcome, VelvetVamp! I only hang out at craftster to get inspiration so it's awesome to hear that I've given it to someone Smiley you really should try it out more, if you have ideas in your head! mine is quite a blank now, I focuse too much on the "how will I get this digitized" rather than just drawing something I like and take it from there.. Sad I love to make myself all these annoying blocks... Cheesy

« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2012 12:48:24 PM »

here again with different colors

« Last Edit: November 14, 2012 12:48:46 PM by amarok » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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