Embird 2022 Creating Fractals in Editor

Carolyn is back with her easy to follow lesson style, showing you how to use the new Fractal feature in Embird 2022.

This thorough ten page tutorial is accompanied by step-by-step photos that will help build your skillset and confidence using the Fractal feature. This can be found under the Editor menu, and allows you to create repeating patterns which are great for quilters and other project backgrounds.

Enjoy expanding your embroidery repertoire with Carolyn’s accessible approach in this great new tutorial.

A bonus lesson is also included that shows you how to create a quick template in Embird. 

An example from the tutorial is shown below:


Step by Step Guide to Embird

Step by Step Guide to Embird – Downloadable eBook

Embird is a multi-functional editing and design management program which you can either use in conjunction with your embroidery software or as a stand-alone editing program. Embird has a great many wonderful functions including design organization, splitting, re-sizing, converting to your embroidery format, editing, text and much, much more. Embird is a wonderful program and once you learn what it can do, you will wonder how you ever managed without it for your embroidery!

There are two parts to Embird Basic – Embird Manager and Embird Editor – both of which are covered in this tutorial. Carolyn takes you right through the program, step by step, beginning at the installation and then into the first screen that opens in Manager. You will learn all the commands and operations in both Editor and Manager and many lessons are provided for you to work through so that you are at ease with the program. Carolyn leaves no stone un-turned!

Included with this tutorial are a number of designs and clipart that have been generously provided by exceptionally talented designers (many from the Secrets of Embroidery web-site) for your own personal use. These design files are included for you to use as you work through this tutorial – teaching you to convert, split, join and customize your designs in various ways.

Embird is an extremely comprehensive editing program that includes many fantastic features. With this super tutorial at your side, it won’t take you long to learn the Embird program. You’ll be an expert in no time at all.

This comprehensive 492 page tutorial is written in Carolyn’s distinctive easy-to-follow and friendly style. It is packed full of screen shots to help you every step of the way.

Please note: Our Embird tutorial was written for an earlier version, but is still relevant for the current version as the basics of the program are consistent. We do have some additional short lessons covering newer features.

Sample notes from the tutorial:

Another new addition is the ability to automatically create a JPG ( image file) of selected designs in the Right Panel. The JPG file that is created is a documentation file showing the colors in the design, the file name, the stitch count, the file size and the color changes.

If you wish to create JPG images of your designs, go to the Options on the Menu Bar.

Fairy Design courtesy of Ananda Smith – Ananda’s Divine Designs


Studio Tutorial

Step by Step Guide to Embird Digitizing Studio – eBook
770+ page Downloadable eBook

If you have ever considered trying your hand at digitising but were wondering if you could learn how to create your own designs then look no further.

Carolyn Keber has written an extensive step by step tutorial for Embird Studio that will take you through the whole program and teach you bit by bit how to create your own wonderful designs. In no time at all you will be creating designs like a “pro”.

With the release of this latest Studio version the time has never been better to learn new skills. You will be amazed at just what you can do in Embird Studio and also how easily and quickly that you can create and edit your own designs.

From auto outlining designs to quickly creating border designs, auto repeating objects, Redwork from images and much much more.

In fact there is so much in this Studio tutorial. It has over 770 pages and lots of detailed pictures and information.

Carolyn goes to great pains to explain as much as she can about the program so that you learn not only how to use the tools and settings but also why you use them.

Click the image right to view an excerpt from the new tutorial.

In Carolyn’s latest Studio tutorial she takes you through many lessons explaining the commands and features of the programs.

The lessons include:

A fabulous new lesson on creating a Fairy in which you use a great
variety of tools including the new auto-outline command
Creating your own fills
and motif stitches
Auto-digitising and Auto–Corners
Appliqué – Creating and combining
appliqué and fill objects
Embird Text and Font Engine text.
And many more…

Included is a Table of Contents at the beginning of the tutorial plus an extensive Index at the end of the tutorial to help you quickly find what you are looking for.

If you have used Embird Manager and Editor then you’ll understand why Embird Digitizing Studio is a much loved digitising program which gets better with each release.

So, take the plunge now and purchase Carolyn’s very latest Digitizing Studio tutorial and teach yourself how to use this wonderful digitising program.

Customer Testimonial:

“Hi, just wanted to say that this tutorial, even though I find it expensive, should be put up as a big advertisement on the home page of your site.

Very glad I bought it, only 1/4 of the way so far but learned more in that time than I did since I bought the software last year. I would highly recommend this to anyone who buys the Embird program. I will gladly suck up the price as it is worth the frustration of trying to learn on your own and make many mistakes, then loose interest for a while.

Bottom line is, Buy The Tutorial. I am not even finished and learned a lot. Can’t wait for the DVD’s and to learn so much more. It is so easy to understand. Thanks for your time and thanks to the Author. “


Phillip Bourgeois

Please Note: The total zipped file size is 36mb which includes the 770+ tutorial .pdf and additional files needed for using throughout the lessons. Due to the large file size, it will take some time to download.



Font Engine Tutorial V6

Step by Step Guide to Font Engine

In this 290 page Embird Font Engine tutorial Carolyn takes you through the program from the beginning, in her usual step by step manner, and shows you virtually everything you need to know about how to use Font Engine in both Embird Basic and in Embird Studio.

This is some of what can be found in the tutorial.

  • Detailed explanations of all the commands and options in Font Engine.

  • Lessons covering redwork, chain stitch, script fonts, satin stitching and much more.


  • Lessons on applique.

  • How to edit WMF files in Editor.
  • Lessons on how to use Wing Ding and Ding Bat fonts and how to convert vector images (WMF files) into embroidery designs.
  • Lessons on multiple lines of text, calendars and clocks.
  • How to create text around a circle or shape.
  • How to create your own baseline shapes for use with text.

  • How to fix the problem when there are gaps showing in text letters.
  • How to use Font Engine in Studio.
  • A lesson on altering connections in Studio.

  • A lesson on baselines and the options in Studio.
  • Multiple lines of text in Studio.
  • Converting vector files in Studio.

And much more…….

The tutorial will soon have you using Font Engine to its full potential. You’ll be creating great text in no time at all. The only problem you’ll have is deciding which text you are going to create next!


Embird 2013 Videos

Batch Converting in Embird Manager Video

(for Embird 2012/2013)

This video shows how to batch convert designs. Using a single design Carolyn shows you how to convert the design to a number of different formats at the same time. She explains the formats and how various formats convert differently to others. She also shows you to to convert into the correct hoops for the format you need.

This video will download in MP4 format and play on your computer. You can then easily watch and listen to Carolyn as she shows you how to use Embird Studio.


Hide Colors in Embird Editor Video

(for Embird Editor 2012/2013)

This is a short video created by Carolyn Keber that shows you how to Hide Colors in Embird Editor 2012. It highlights one of the new features included with Embird 2012.

This video will download in MP4 format and play on your computer. You can then easily watch and listen to Carolyn as she shows you how to use Embird Studio.



Show Contents of Zipped Files Video

(for Embird Manager 2012/2013)

Show Contents of Zipped files is a short video showing you how to use this command in Embird Manager. It’s quick and easy and will save you unzipping all your files in your folders.

This video will download in MP4 format and play on your computer. You can then easily watch and listen to Carolyn as she shows you how to use Embird Studio.


Viewing Text Files in Embird Video

(for Embird 2012/2013)

Have you tried opening your text files in Embird only to find that Embird shows you an error message that your files are not an embroidery file and cannot be viewed? You know that you used to be able to view text files in Embird so why are you getting an error message now? In this instructional video Carolyn Keber shows you the steps that you need to take in order to view your text files correctly in Embird – just like you used to do.

This video will download in MP4 format and play on your computer. You can then easily watch and listen to Carolyn as she shows you how to use Embird Studio.