The last few days I’ve been practicing what I learned in Computer Club. What great fun! We learned how to use “Encore” which takes a shape, buttonhole, or small design and duplicates it as many times as you set it for, in the size desired size. It can also be set to repeat all the way around the edge of the hoop, or be circled or set in a straight line. We also edited a flower off of a decorative buttonhole.
We designed a Drawstring Sachet Bag, using decorative buttonholes to thread the ribbon drawstring through. We added decorative stitches and an embroidery design. Then we scalloped the top edge. 4 pages of instructions and lots to absorb, the instructor is excellent.
Tonight I designed a Border for my brother who plays the sax. Using the 4D Embroidery Extra software, edit, and Encore. It has a large Kokopelli playing the saxophone design in the center. then used the Encore function with a tiny Kokopelli design repeated for a border across the top and bottom. I’m not sure what I’ll use the design for yet, maybe a notebook cover for his sheet music or placemats.
I also practiced overlapping designs and removing the overlap so the embroidery won’t be double thickness in some areas. Mary