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Digitizing a Duck using Embird
NOTE: Please do the "Digitizing a Flower" lesson first so that you know what tools I am talking about. Make sure you save the design as you go. Right click and Close Edges and Generate the stitches after completing each section.
Open a Duck image, at the end of this tutorial you will find 2 ducks to try this technique.
Add a border around the edge as we did in the flower lesson.
Select an orange colour. Start on the feet using the parameters and fill selected and place nodes around them using the fill tool.
Change to a blue colour. Repeat the process for the blue part of the eye. Again using an overlap into the black part of the eye slightly. Ignore the white highlight.
Select a black colour and using the Create Manual Stitch object tool. Draw in the lines on the beak.
On the Object window select
all the lines and right click and select Join. Make sure the line is
on the edge of the end of the beak.
Go to Edit – Select All and then resize the duck down to approx 95mm in height.
Go to Edit – Image – Delete Image.
Compile and Put into Embird Editor.
Born in England, I developed a love for sewing at a very early age and recall using her mothers old Singer handle machine to make clothes for myself.
Arriving in Sydney Australia at the age of 16, I was keen to start work so I could save part of my wages to purchase a sewing machine. “I was absolutely thrilled with my Bernina 740 machine and I still make good use of it today”.
I was introduced to the world of computerised machine embroidery by a friend 10 years ago, which opened up a whole new and exciting pathway to explore. Although persuading my husband Greg that I needed an embroidery machine, software and computer was a different kind of challenge. After a shopping expedition a new computer, PE100 Embroidery machine and PE Design Version 1 were duly purchased.
Proceeding to teach myself I discovered that screen capturing the computer screen enabled me to learn from my mistake. It also allowed me to pass on the knowledge I gained to other people needing help and so the Ayeone Website was formed. www.ayeone.com
Running two websites, allows people access to information and helpful advice. I am a busy digitiser creating my own embroidery design collections as well as useful tutorials which are readily available on CD and download from my website.
10 years on I still find Machine Embroidery a great hobby and love catching up with people from all over the world.