The Watchers: Learning Machine Embroidery through Observation

My first experiences with machine embroidery and digitizing didn’t happen behind a computer; they happened at the machine. The old multi-head machines I first learned on didn’t have proper thread breakage sensors, and even though they were reasonably reliable, this meant that they had to be watched with rapt attention…

6 Tips on the Transition from Hobbyist to Pro Embroiderer

If you’ve been reading my work a while, you’ll know that I design and digitize embroidery for a fairly sizable embroidery shop; namely Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing in Albuquerque, NM. I started my machine embroidery adventure firmly placed in the commercial world; the first machines I ever operated…