Stitchout Saturday 1st December 2018

Unfortunately, there is no Stitch out Saturday this week as we have had visitors and we are going out, so I thought I would share a little bit on how I have created the files for Teddies flight.
1 Firstly, I had to have line drawings to be able to create the designs.
2 I had to import the line drawings from the PDF into a drawing package to produce SVG files.
3 I opened the files in Inkscape, a free program ungrouped
4 converted the line drawings to SVG files and saved them
5 Imported the SVG files into Embrilliance, my embroidery software.
6 Cleaned up the line drawings as there are a lot of words, double lines and black dots from the PDF
7 Planned the pages and placement of all of the little shapes to ensure the correct layout, eg, from the bottom to the top
8 Digitised every shape for each page, making sure double sided pieces had both sides
9 Assigned colours,
10 ensured the objects were all going to line up

11 Some pages had multi hoopings, which means I create 1 part of the page in 1 hoop, stitch it out and then attach it to another page in the next hooping.

12 When I have finished creating all of the designs for the pages, I then create new SVG files to suit the embroidery hoop size.
These are just some of the photos of the stitching files I have created to make the book.
As you can see, creating an embroidery stitch file is not as simple as bringing in a drawing and making it ready to stitch.

New and exciting quiet book

This week I have been working with a very talented lady who makes quiet books in German and English, Claudia Winkler.
This project is an interactive book with 10 pages and lots of activities to play and learn.

Teddy’s flight

Claudia has allowed me to re produce her book for machine embroidery. However, due to hoop size, the book I will be creating will be slightly smaller to fit an 8×8 hoop.

With this book Teddy checks in at the airport, goes through security, passport control, visits the pilot in the cockpit, sit with Teddy in his seat on the plane while he reads his book, looks out the window from the plan to see the runway an flight tower, puts his eye mask on and when he gets off the plan, collects his luggage from the baggage claim.

This is an exciting project for me to work on, some pages have 2 and more hoopings to complete a page, so far  there 23 hoopings

Check out Claudia’s page, link below and ride along with Teddy. Currently, the instructions are only in German, however, when I have finished digitising the files, test stitched them out I will be assisting Claudia with an English translation and SVG files. There will be SVG files to suit an 8×8 and 8×10 book. Plane on runway.png