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Today we have more information to help you learn and make creative embroidery projects with your Artistic Digitizer software.
What exactly is knockdown? It’s not a kind of ceiling stipple, or related to pro wrestling. LOL. It’s those stitches behind an embroidery design that compress the fabric. They are awesome on towels and fuzzy fabrics. With just a few steps in Artistic Digitizer, you can create custom knockdown stitches perfect for your next plush project.
Thanks so much to Anne Hein from Janome America for putting this content together for us!
Using Janome as my text, R-Click on the letters, select Autoborder. From the Autoborder flyout input how far the outline should be from the letters, select Running stitch, Ok.
Just a few edits to the outline are needed: Select outline, R-Click, Break apart. Click on the parts you want to remove, select delete.
The parts that go up in to the N and M can be deleted too using the Editing Nodes tool. With outline selected, select Edit Nodes, click and drag a box around the nodes you would like to remove, select delete.
Select the outline, go to Properties, Fill and select Netfil. In the Properties window change the angle of the fill and the cell size to your liking. To move the netfil behind the letters: R-Click on the netfil select Order, move to the back of the design. One last thing to change would be to select the design and change the Remove overlaps from Auto to Never for both Outline and Fill.
Use a created shape with the Shape tools or draw your own shape with the Digitize/ Outline shape tool.
I totally love this technique! Actually, I just picked up some facecloths for my daughter, so I tried out Anne’s steps and made a little video for you! Click here to watch it.
Until next time,