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Creating your own borders
There are a couple of ways to make your own borders, using the Border Menu features, or using previously created simple EOFs designs.
Using previous EOFs designs
Step 3 – Click in the workspace, select Shape/Rounded Rectangle from the main Menu, and drag your mouse to form a rectangle similar to the one below.
Step 6 – Right click on the design, and select the “User Editors” option, and click on the Border Button (Last one). The screen below should appear.
Try various EOFs, to see what you can create. You can even create interesting designs using borders, instead of stain stitches similar to the one below.
Embird has the ability to create your own borders using the Column Stitch, Column Stitch with pattern, and the Outline Icons. I find the first two methods, extremely difficult to use, so I will ignore those for now. You may want to play with them yourself.
Step 1 – Select Edit in main menu and Preferences to set grid color.
Always start on the Left and finish on the right.
Using the outline Tool to create a custom border
Adjust your curves using the Small circles so that you have a good scallop. You can use the ruler on the left side, or the grid as a reference.
Also check that each set of square nodes have
You can right click and select “End of segment”
You can also edit the various nodes of the
Once you are set, press the Space bar to accept, right click on the border, and select “Generate Stitches”. Your border should resemble the illustration below.
Click on File, New, and select the Outline Icon from the toolbar on the left side. We’ll use the predefined 16 element Ellipse shape, illustrated to the right to demonstrate our point. Draw the Ellipse as you normally would, then right click and select User Editors.
The screen below will appear. Double click on the first Design Name box, and select the scallop border you created earlier.
Right Click on The design and select parameter. Select Borders, and your scallop border.
Click on Generate Stitches, and your ellipse should now have a border similar to the first illustration below. Selecting the 3D feature on the bottom should result in the second illustration below.
Hope that this at least gets you started in developing your own borders and designs from them.
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