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Freebies link / Lots of freebies
May 06, 2012, 11:15:56 am
Hello Friends

Lots of Freebies at embroideryshristi, click on the below link for the same

http://www.embroideryshristi.com/en/11-free-machine-embroidery
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Coffee Corner / Needle
May 06, 2012, 11:11:23 am
Needles
One of the most significant parts of today's home sewing/embroidery machines is often the least appreciated and often ignored â€" the needle. We spend thousands of dollars on the most advanced machines, acquire the best digitized designs, use the most beautiful threads and fabrics to produce our projects, but all too often this is all for naught because we either use an old, worn, damaged, or wrong needle. Needles can be damaged by normal use. You don't have to hit a pin
while sewing to damage it. They can become dull or bent through normal sewing. Even some new needles have defects. Any of these conditions will contribute to frustrating thread breaks and a frayed look on your finished projects. The best advice is this: When you start a new project, start with a new needle. It's the least expensive part of the entire project. Overall, a clean, well functioning needle will result in sharp, well-shaped stitches. Needles are inexpensive and easy to change. Keeping a good needle in your sewing machine is one of the
easiest, least expensive ways to improve your embroidery and quilting
projects.

The eye of the needle is punched out during the manufacturing process and it is difficult to make the eye smooth. Only thirty percent of manufactured needles pass inspection and the other seventy percent are melted down to start over. It is estimated that ten percent of new needles have burs that may snag the thread. If you have a problem with a particular thread, first change the needle, even if it is new. This may solve the problem.

Needle Type and Size A general rule is to use a needle whose eye is 40%
larger than the diameter of the thread. A 75/11 or 80/12 needle may be just right for a 40 wt. thread but will not work well with a heavier thread. If you are using a 35 wt. or 30 wt. thread, a larger needle (90/14 or 100/16) is essential. If you are using a heavier thread, a Topstitch needle works best since it has a deeper groove in which the thread lies as it moves through the fabric. If you are having problems running specialty threads, try a Topstitch size 90/14 or 100/16 and the trouble will likely disappear.

downlaod file for more


source;american embroidery yahoo group
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Others / Embroidery Software comaprision
May 06, 2012, 11:09:43 am
Embroidery
Software Comparison



I hope everyone had a wonderful
Christmas and a nice start to 2011! It's been busy over here at
AKDesigns Boutique

Have you ever thought, "What Embroidery
Software is best?", "Which Monogramming Software is best?", or "What's
the difference between Embird and SewWhat Pro?". If not, you must
already have embroidery software that you're happy with.



Because there are so many new
embroidery machines purchased every day, there's no shortage of those
looking for easier, faster, better ways to get their embroidery tasks
completed. So, I thought I would put together an Embroidery
Software Comparison document
because I get asked the questions above so often. One of the reasons I
didn't do it sooner is because the task seemed fairly daunting. First
of all, I only sell 3 embroidery programs and there are so, so many on
the market to choose from. So, I decided to only include the programs
that I sell in my comparison [sorry]. Second, there are so many
features in all embroidery software programs that aren't necessarily
included in the "Features" list that I was scared that I would leave out
an important feature and make someone upset with me. So, if you see
something listed incorrectly, please let me know so that I can get it
updated

Still a little confused and need a
recommendation?

Features
Needed:

    Easy to use
    Use with downloaded fonts & designs
    Applique

Recommendation:
SewWhat Pro
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Features
Needed:

    Use with downloaded fonts & designs
    Applique
    Add-on features that can be purchased later
    if needed [Font Engine, Digitizer, etc.]

Recommendation:
Embird
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Features
Needed:

    Need software that makes building names and
    monograms fast and easy
    Great for
    monogramming shops
    NOTE: To use with downloaded fonts
    & designs you must also purchase the Extended Features Pack and
    those fonts & designs cannot be resized.


Recommendation:
Monogram Wizard Plus
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Coffee Corner / Re: fast frame helps
May 06, 2012, 11:08:25 am
Fast Frames-Bags

If you have a way to print a template of your design with crosshairs, print your design.

1. Measure your bag on the horizontal and mark the center with blackboard chalk on the top and bottom of your ruler so that you have two dots the width of the ruler apart.

2. Turn the ruler vertically and connect the two dots as you draw a vertical line the length of the purse.

3. Line up the vertical center line of the template with your chalk line. Move the template
North and South until it is where you want it. Using the chalk, mark the purse at the ends of the horizontal marks on the template.

4. Move the template and connect the two horizontal points. Now find a FF that is bigger than the design...using the template. Put the frame in the bag and clip it. Go to the sew screen and use the scissors button. Using the arrow buttons move the frame so that the needle drops in the center of your chalk cross. Sew on...! If your design is lined up in the center of the frame with the cross and the template fits well within the borders of the frame, you don't need to trace.
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Coffee Corner / fast frame helps
May 06, 2012, 11:07:50 am
t shirt fast frame helps is been uploaded here
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Others / Truesizer
May 06, 2012, 11:05:28 am
Hello Friends,

Here is the link for the free embroidery software you can downlaod it at a free of cost



Wilcom is pleased to announce the general availability of Wilcom
TrueSizer e2. This release makes Wilcom Truesizer e2 available with
support for e2 and earlier (.Emb) file formats.



Wilcom TrueSizer is a universal file conversion tool offering full
compatibility between industrial and domestic embroidery file formats,
as well as full design scalability. It allows you to view, modify, read
and convert, and output high quality embroidery through its easy-to-use
commands and tools.





• Open native Wilcom EMB files (Now supports e2 .Emb file format)

• Save designs in Wilcom EMB format

• Read and convert many popular industrial and home expanded/condensed
file formats

• Format embroidery disks and save designs to proprietary embroidery
disks- Output to embroidery disk

• Scale, Mirror, rotate, skew designs

• Email EMB files directly from within Wilcom TrueSizer

• View designs in TrueView and normal stitch view

• View designs with slow redraw functionality

• Print out production worksheets



http://www.embroiderystartup.com/FreeStuff/WilcomTrueSizer/tabid/203/Default.aspx
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Coffee Corner / Zardozi
May 06, 2012, 11:04:57 am
 Different styles of Indian embroidery have been handed down from generation to generation such as Zardozi, Chikankari, Sujni, Kantha, Kasuti, Toda, mirror work. The passion for embroidery in India has led to great experimentation in the field, with several styles, creating dazzling effects such as the 'stained glass' look, the long cross stitch, rice stitch, textured panels and much more. One can see embroidery on wall hangings, saris, textiles and garments, incorporating unique motifs and patterns. Zardozi is one of the oldest and most beautiful embroidery styles of India. It is used extensively in clothing and home decoration. Painstakingly and delicately done by hand, creations in Zardozi work are timeless, unbounded by the shackles of trends.

Zardozi -- the magnificent metallic embellishment of India -- dates back to ancient times. It finds mention in Vedic literature, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and all accounts of the Sultanate period. The country, from very early times, was known for the use of gold embroidery on a variety of objects including furnishings, trappings, parasols, and equestrian ornaments. The more aesthetic and evolved embroideries were used on court costumes and especially on accessories such as shoes.
The historical accounts of this craft are shrouded in the usual romantic stories and inaccurate data. But the only certainty is that zarkas -- a Persian word meaning zari or gold embroidery -- was widely used in all the accounts. History says that from the 13th century, the craftspeople who worked with this medium, setting seed pearls and precious stones with fine gold and silver wire, were known as zardos workers.


Done with metal wire and metal pieces or sequins on velvet, satin and heavy silk bases, Zardozi is one of the most famous and elaborate techniques in metal embroidery. The original embroidery of Zardozi was done with pure silver wires coated with real gold, and was known as Kalabatun. Though silver and gold wires have now been replaced with synthetic threads, the art remains the same. The use of metal embroidery in Indian textiles and costumes, especially those used for ritual or ceremonial purposes, demonstrates the importance of gold and silver within the culture.
Of all the crafts of the country, Zardozi seems to have flourished and survived to the present day like few others.
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Coffee Corner / History of Embroidery
May 06, 2012, 11:04:46 am

Introduction

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials by stitching designs using thread or yarn and a needle. Often, other materials such as metal strips, precious and semi-precious stones, and sequins are used to add to this decorative stitching technique.

Hand embroidery involves stitching embroidery designs by hand onto the fabric. This process is time-consuming and painstaking, but produces amazing results.
History of Embroidery
The use of embroidery to decorate clothes has been around since man began to wear clothes. A method of decorating and embellishing clothing, embroidered designs came about as a result of hard work and care. Embroidery as an art form has origins that can be traced far back to the Iron Age.

This journey began when primitive man discovered that he could use thread to join pieces of fur to make clothes. As a natural progression, he also discovered that the same thread could be used to make decorative patterns on the clothes. He also used colorful beads, stones and bones to add to these decorations.

Several excellent examples of beautiful embroidery work are still surviving till date. Samples can be found from Ancient Egypt, China, Persia, India and England. Each country has its own distinctive style of embroidery, which incorporates the culture and imagery from their history and tradition.

Embroidered clothing was also considered to be a symbol of wealth. Many scenes from history are often found embroidered onto fabric - a wonderful example is the Bayeux Tapestry. This is 231 feet long and portrays the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Industrial Revolution and Embroidery

The discovery of the shuttle embroidery revolutionized the embroidery industry. In the 1800s, Joshua Heilmann worked on improving the design of a hand embroidery machine. This revolutionized the embroidery industry and began a chain of events leading to the development of sewing machines in the 1860s to the invention of hand powered embroidery looms in the 1870s.

Embroidery Today

Today, machine embroidery has grown by leaps and bounds. Computers have added another twist into this sewing technique making the process easier for mass production of embroidered designs. Nowadays, machines are available in the market which can embroider designs for you. Specially designed machines can even read a computerized design and stitch it for you.

Conclusion

Embroidery as an art form has enhanced our civilization, making it more aware of the beauty that can be created with a needle and a thread. Intricate designs and brilliantly colored patterns have infused a beauty of their own onto fabrics, adding to their value and worth.
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Here are 9 Tips To Increase Your Embroidery Production that will help to save you time and increase your profit!

* Organize each one of your work areas to save steps. Have all of the tools used in that area or during that process stored in that area. You may have duplicate tools, this is OK. I have scissors in my area that I cut backing, in my area where I trim off the backing and on my machine. You do not want to leave that area to get a tool!

* Keep each area as neat and orderly as possible. Sometimes this is hard, but it takes time to move stuff out of the way so that you can work.
* Keep all of your threads stored and marked by color. This saves time looking for a thread color.
* Order your backing in cut sizes and store it on a shelf close to your hooping area. You will need several sizes for this to work. If you order by the large rolls, cut enough ahead in the different sizes for many jobs. Cutting it up with each job is a huge waste of time.

* Keep your thread colors for a design on the closest needles to each color on the machine to save color change time. Example: If you are using 4 colors in a design, put those 4 colors on needles 1,2,3 and 4. This would give you the shortest travel distance for the movement of the machine, saving color change time.

* Store the thread for each machine as close to the machine as possible. If you have several machines you must have your thread in a central location but as close to the machines as possible.

* Keep track of where your needles are in your embroidery machine. Having a system in place is very important for keeping track of your needle changes. I have a form called a needle replacement sheet. It is designed for a 15 needle machine for this purpose. If you have a single head you only need one sheet. If you have a multi-head embroidery machine you will need one for each head. Each time you change a needle, note it on your sheet, the size, type, date and reason for changing. Store the sheets in a binder under the machine.

* Before starting production each morning, brush out and blow out your Rotary hook and Knife area in your embroidery machine. Place 1 drop of oil on the rail of the hook just outside the bobbin case.

* Stop production early on Friday afternoon to do all of your weekly maintenance. This pays off huge dividends the following week and helps to start Monday morning off knowing that all of your machines are in tip top condition and ready to begin production immediately without the fear that the embroidery machine will break down during production!
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Others / convert emrodiery using embird
May 06, 2012, 10:56:59 am

Converting Designs

1 - Run Embird.
2 - Select the designs which you want to convert in the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 1). To select the designs, please move mouse pointer to the file name of the first design ("DACHSHND.DST" in this example), depress the left mouse button and hold it down while moving the mouse pointer over the file names of the other designs. When the mouse pointer is over the last design ("SNAIL.DST" in this example), please release the left mouse button.

Picture No. 1


3 - Select "Right Panel -> Convert Files" menu to convert the selected files (Picture No. 2).

Picture No. 2


4 - A dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to choose the target design format (Picture No. 3). Specify the format by clicking on appropriate radio button (e.g. Viking Husqvarna .HUS) and click "OK" button to continue with file conversion.

Picture No. 3


The conversion process will start and last for a while. Once it is finished, the converted files will be stored in the same folder, as the source files - see the list in "Files:" box at the right side of the screen, it contains the new .HUS files (Picture No. 4).

Picture No. 4
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Did you know that DensityWorks by Designer's Gallery has a Project Advisor built right into the program? Did you also know that Studio III has the same Project Advisor built into it? What does the Project Advisor do you say? Well, you choose the type of fabric you're going to embroider and then it will give recommendations as to which stabilizer to use, what needle type and size to use, the best thread Lose Weight Exercise to use, and even some hooping tips. To access the Project Advisor, simply click on the Project Advisor icon as shown in the DensityWorks screen shot above (Studio III's Project Advisor icon looks the same on its main page) and make your selections as to what fabric type you'll be using for your project. The program will then make recommendations for you as to what you need to use for your supplies. Enjoy! =)
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Others / Embroidery Software
May 06, 2012, 10:51:43 am


A very good software for the embroidery design used  is wilcom.It is very useful for the Tajima embroidery designs.the offical website of the wilcom embroidery software is

http://www.wilcom.com.au/
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Coffee Corner / Embroidery Market
May 06, 2012, 10:49:54 am
Embroidery work is often regarded as the best form of art which is highly demanded by men and women. Embroidery work is perfect for adding beauty to any dull fabric. It is not just limited to apparels but has expanded to home furnishing products also. Embroidered products are manufactured in various parts of the world. Be it Europe, Africa, the American continents or Asia they all have their own range of products for display with intricate embroidery patterns.


The rich heritage and culture of the place automatically gets reflected in their work. Indian embroidered products have a massive demand at the international level. Indian embroidery projects a picture of a variety of Indian customs and cultures. Zardozi, kantha, mirror and chikankari embroidery are all popular and considered best for enhancing the beauty of any fabric. Embroidery work has been highly acclaimed globally which has boosted up the embroidery market condition.
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Others / sequines embroidery designs Tutorial
May 06, 2012, 10:41:08 am
Hello friends,
Here, you may find tutorial fore sequines embroidery designs

Tutorial for sequines embroidery designs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqgcpnzrKvA

hard way (by hand like this skillful lady!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=R1D2GxSCqjU
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Others / Open .ngs Files
May 06, 2012, 10:39:19 am
Hello Friends,


You can used this free program  software to open ngs files.



http://www.coatsedv.com/file_management.html