Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Making Stippling Around an Existing Embroidery File

We all have a boat load of designs on our computers that we would love to make in a quilt or pillow.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able to add stippling around those designs using digitizing.

I use Stitch Artist by Embrilliance for digitizing embroidery. Its one of the most user friendly programs and there are many many Stitch Artist Videos to help you get started.  The online PDF manual is full of great instruction.

I am using a 8 x 8 hoop on my Brother Embroidery Machine.  Here is my existing design from Amazing Embroidery.  I open the object pane.

I am using Stitch Artist 3.  I will explain using Stitch Artist 1 below.  
Select the outline of the design.

I then select Create an outline from stitches on the page icon:

With the object still selected click the next icon - Inflate outline.  Make sure you click Remove Holes. I used 4mm for my inflation.  

IF YOU HAVE STITCH ARTIST 1, you must draw your own outline using draw with points. Obviously, you will want to move the nodes til you get the shape around your object the way you want it to be:

For all levels of Stitch Artist you then go to the shapes library and add a box.  

My box is 7.25" x 7.25"

I then select the outline and the box I have created.  I go up to Create and I select Outline and then select COMBINE HOLE.

With the new design still selected I click the stipple icon

Then you can adjust the stippling as you would like:

If you just want to create an outline of your existing embroidery design, you can also use Enthusiast by Embrillance.  With the use of knockdown stitches, you can make the outline of existing embroidery.  Here is my existing design from Amazing Embroidery.  I open the object pane and select the design.

With the object selected in the object pane go up to Utility and select Add Knockdown Stitching:

And this is what it will look like:

With the knockdown stitches selected in the object pane, open Stitch Artist by selecting Create.  Then select run stitch from the stitch selection.  The knockdown stitches will change to a run stitch around your embroidery design.

Have a good day!


Jeannie said...

This is great! I love the idea of an element that is accented by the stippling, rather than just a part of it! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Tracey Owen said...

Thanks for sharing this - can you please tell me how to get the library window to appear or where to even find it? I have got to that point but have absolutely no idea where to find the window :) New user.

Mil Peg said...

Thank you for sharing the step by step tutorial of the three different ways to complete the project. I read your posts at Brilliance Embrilliance facebook page too.

Kelly Farris said...

And, yet, another success! My block turned out beautifully! Thank you, Margie! You're awesome.

Margie said...

The library is visible when you hit the gear icon.

Glynis Higham said...

hi im really struggling with this, i only have stitch artist 1 but no matter what i try and do it doesnt seem to work, could you do a tutorial for the same thing but just using stitch artist 1 please, i would be so grateful, i only bought the SA1 to do the stipple, but im losing the battle. thankyou in advance