Creating original Designer I patterns
I was wondering what is involved in creating original embroidery designs (particularly using scanned drawings or photos) with the Husqvarna Viking Designer I. My sweetheart of a husband went to our local dealer (insider a JoAnn Fabrics store) and she wasn’t very helpful. Nor could I find that specific information on the Husqvarna-Viking website. What type of hardware and/or software do I need in addition to the Designer I (ESS?) itself? I am under the impression that I need some sort of extra Viking attachment(s) costing at least an additional $2000 over and above the $5,000 – $5,500 the machine itself costs. Are there other additional things I would have to purchase? I have a Dell desktop and scanner. Would it be as simple as merely scanning or downloading a picture and then letting the Viking hardware/software do its magic? How easily do the Designer I and IBM/Microsoft compatible machines speak to one another? I am totally new to the world of machine embroidery (though have sewn for 30 years) and haven’t yet spent much time at the dealers or looking up models, so I hope you’ll forgive what are probably excruciatingly stupid or basic questions.
Thank you ever so much!