Editing & Duplicating

Fun with Guidelines 

(for Embird 2010 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson,  Carolyn shows you how to use one of the new features in the latest release of Embird – Embird 2010 Build 8.8. Guide Lines are now accessible in Embird Editor.

Carolyn shows you one way in which you can cleverly use the Guide Lines to split objects and re-arrange the files into a different design. Included in this little lesson is the design file that Carolyn used.

$6.95  

Using Stitch List to Edit Designs

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this tutorial Carolyn will show you to to automatically convert a WMF file into a one color embroidery design using Font Engine.

Then how to use Stitch List in Embird to identify the different parts of the design and split them. This enables you to change the colors of the different parts of the design and stitch them all individually.

$9.95  

Duplicating Parts of a Design

(for Studio V4 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Have you ever created a design in Embird Studio and wished you could have duplicated the notes from one side of the object and mirror image them so that a single object is created all at once.

This would save time digitizing by not having to digitize the other side. Carolyn will show you how to do this in this lesson.

$9.95  

Building a Library of Design Parts

(for Studio V4 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Not everyone is a digitizer, nor do they want to become a digitizer. Howerver there might be a time when you are putting designs together in Embird, and find you need a special shape to finish off.

Carolyn will show you how to create your shapes, and build a library of design parts to be used at your convenience.

$6.95  

Creating a Workspace

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Do you ever import a number of different designs into Embird Editor and arrange them in different combinations to see how a project will work. If you save them in the usual way, they will be saved as one file, that you can not edit when you re-open them.

In this tutorial Carolyn will show you how to save the project you are working on, without joining all the files together, into a Workspace File. Once saved, this file can be re-opened and the designs will appear on your Design Page in the same positions as they were when you closed out of the screen.

$9.95  

Corner Designs into a Frame

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson, Carolyn shows you how to take a design, rotate it and turn it into a frame design using the Edit/Corner command in Embird Editor.

You can then insert other designs or fonts of your choice into the center of the frame.

$9.95  

Customizing & Installing

Embird Manager Thread Catalog

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In the latest Embird 8.8D Build there are a number of changes to the program. In this small lesson Carolyn takes you through one of the new commands. This new command will give you another option when changing colors in designs using Embird Manager.

Included with the lesson is the Fairy design that Carolyn created in Embird Studio for her Embird Studio tutorial.

$6.00  

How to Install Embird 2010 on an Apple Mac Computer

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Do you own an Apple Mac Computer? Are you having trouble installing Embird on it? If so, this tutorial will guide you through the process of installing Embird on your Mac Computer.

It includes clear step by step directions, and pictures to help you easily install Embird 2010 in no time.

$9.95  

Customizing the Design Page

(for Embird 2006 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Customize how you view hoops on your computer screen in the Design page of Embird Editor. Learn how you can set the hoops, grid, background, and borders to colors of your choice.

Customizing hoop colors could be used for various reasons. One, to show the background color of the hoop, as fabric you intend to stitch the design on, to see if any thread colors need changing to suit the background fabric.Another reason is if you dont want the grid lines to show when you print a template of the design.

$9.95 

Keyboard Shortcuts for Studio V5

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Use this handy printable guide as a quick reference guide for around 90 different keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your digitizing in Embird Studio.

The shortcut command, along with description of what it does are both included. A must have for any serious digitizer.

$6.95 

Creating a Personal Favorites Folder

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Carolyn will show you how to create your own personal folders for a “quick start” straight into your embroidery designs folder.

$9.95 

Long Mouse Click Video for Writing Designs

(for Embird 2004 & above)

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

One of the marvelous features of Embird is that you can send your designs straight to your Data Pen, Smart Media Reader Writer or USB capable embroidery machine if you wish. Carolyn will show you how to do this with the Long Mouse Click.

Note this is a large video file you will need to download and play.

$9.95 

Recoloring & Resizing

Re-coloring Designs

(for Embird Editor 2008 & above)

This downloadable tutorial is about how easy it is to change colors in a series of designs using the Load command in Manager. This command is particularly useful for design sets that have similar colors. By using this command you can quickly and easily change all the colors in sets of designs to new colors without having to laboriously change each color individually.

Included with this lesson are three designs that have been generously provided for your personal use by Ananda Smith at Divine Designs.

    

 

$10.95  

Re-sizing Designs

(for Embird 2004 & above)

This downloadable ebook guides you through resizing designs in Embird 2004 in an easy to understand, step by step manner. You’ll be able to work at your own pace using two lovely designs, which have been kindly supplied by Cardinal Country Designs and Birdhouse Cottage Crafts.

In this 38 page tutorial you will learn the basics of resizing including:

  • How to prepare your design for resizing – what to look for and how to examine your designs after resizing.
  • An in depth explanation on density.
  • How to re-size correctly.
  • How to separate and apply different density settings to sections fo the design.
  • How to apply different density settings to sections of the design.
  • And all the reasons why on earth you’d want to do any of this!
$18.95 

Changing One Color Designs into Two Colors

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you how to personalize a design by changing a one color object into a two color object, and then inserting a basting stitch to stabilize your fabric.

$9.95 

Personal Thread Catalog

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you how to change and customize thread colors of a design, and create your own thread colors and catalog using RGB colors (not just choose colors from a thread manufacturer).

$9.95 

EDR Files

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you the role of EDR files when chaging colors in Embird Manager. If you use Embird, you would have seen EDR files tucked away with your designs.

These files contain all the color information of your designs with the same name. Carolyn shows you how to choose your colors and save them in EDR.

$9.95 

Splitting & Alignment

Select, Scan & Align

(for Embird 2008 / Studio V5 and above)

Would you like to embroider designs on ready-made garments but you have wondered how you could place them in the right place on the garment easily?

Have you thought about adding embroidery to cut out pattern pieces before you have stitched them and wondered how you could get accurate placement?

In this Select, Scan and Align lesson Carolyn shows you how to add embroidery to a pattern piece or a ready-made garment yourself using a little bit of ingenuity and without having to purchase any other software program – other than Embird or Studio – in order to do it.

Follow along with Carolyn as she takes you through her method. As long as you are able to scan pattern pieces or actual garments pieces and you have Embird or Embird Studio and a graphics program such as Paint Shop Pro or similar you will be able to use this lesson.

Carolyn shows you two ways to do this lesson: one in Embird Studio combined with Embird Editor; and the other way is for those that don’t own Embird Studio. So if you only own Embird Editor you will still be able to complete this lesson. You will end up with garments that you’ll be proud to own. When Carolyn finished her blouse that she made for this lesson the comments that she received were “Oh that is so pretty!”.

Now, you can create your own garments using this method with the help of this easy to follow, 28 page tutorial. It is for anyone with either Embird Basic (Manager and Editor) or Embird Studio as Carolyn shows how to have the same result whether you own Studio, Embird or both!

$15.95 

Splitting & Re-joining Designs

(for Embird 2004 & above)

Carolyn Keber includes Splitting and Rejoining lessons in her full Embird 2010 Tutorial. IF you dont own that, you can learn how to split and rejoin designs in this mini tutorial made with Embird 2004.

There are currently many beautiful embroidery designs available that will not fit into the hoops for our embroidery machines.

Using Embird Editor you can easily and accurately split these designs, line them back up, and sew them out in a hoop that was previously considered too small.

This tutorial walks you step-by-step through 2 methods for doing this.

It contains lots of pictures and a beautiful large floral design which you use as an example in the tutorial. This design has been kindly donated by Heather Beckett of Birdhouse Cottage Crafts.

$15.95  

 

 

 

Using Overlap Hoops

Splitting for the Overlap Hoop or Janome Giga Hoop

(for Embird Editor)

Do you own the Gigahoop or Overlap Hoop or perhaps a large hoop that needs the design split and re-joined at the machine – such as a Pfaff hoop? Do you need help with splitting for that hoop?
Have you ever had problems with alignment at the machine with your hoop?

The Overlap and Gigahoops have been known to cause embroiderers a few heartaches at their machine as some have found that they have small gaps where their split design should re-join at the machine.

Carolyn, with the help of her friend Bryden, has come up with a solution to this problem that will hopefully solve this problem.

In this 50 page tutorial, follow along with Carolyn as she takes you through splitting using the Janome Gigahoop as an example, and then shows you how to align the design at the machine.

Carolyn shows you two different methods of getting a good alignment.

By the end of the tutorial you should feel confident enough to try your hand at splitting your own designs and stitching them out knowing that they will align nicely.

The lesson is filled with great information, photos and tips for splitting as well as aligning the design at your machine.

While this lesson is written using the Janome Gigahoop as an example, anyone with an Overlap hoop will also find this lesson very helpful.

It shows you how to split and then re-align at the machine even when you have previously had problems aligning your designs.

Included with the tutorial are two lovely embroidery designs (as pictured above), generously supplied for your use by Ace Points Embroidery.

$32.95  

Guide to Setting up and Using the Husqvarna Ghia Hoop

(for Embird Editor)

In this tutorial Carolyn shows you how to put the Ghia Hoop (for Husqvarna Machines) together along with the support tables for the hoop.

Once set up she shows you how to mark the hoop positions so that you get correct placements for your designs.

In Embird Editor Carolyn shows you how to use this hoop and how to save the designs.

Once the designs are ready for the machine Carolyn takes you through stitching them out. Follow along with Carolyn as she helps you through the GHIA hoop.

Although this tutorial was written using the Super Long GHIA as an example, the same principles apply to the vast majority of GHIA hoops.

So if you have ever needed guidance with a GHIA hoop then this tutorial will help you.

$15.00  

Insert Alignment Marks for Husqvarna Designer 1 Endless Hoop

(for Embird 2004 & above)

Here is a written tutorial and video for the Husqvarna Endless Hoop. You can create endless embroideries very simply and easily with this hoop. Following this tutorial, you will not need any special software other then Embird and Husqvarna Disk Manager to be able to create the continuous borders.

The machines that use this hoop are the Husqvarna Designer 1 and Designer 2 and they must have been updated with the free update from the Husqvarna web-site before they can use this hoop. The Endless hoop is available from your local Husqvarna dealer.

Inserting Alignment Stitches Video

This video which accompanies the tutorial will help you understand the theory and inserting of alignment stitches. It is included with the above tutorial and shows the alignment stitches only. You need to have read the Endless Hoop Tutorial first, as this video only demonstrates one feature of the lesson.

$12.95  

Splitting for Overlap Hoops

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you to to split designs from within Embird, to be used for Overlap Hoops.

The hoop used in this example is the Brother Overlap hoop 100×172 but any overlap hoop can be used by applying the same principles in this lesson.

$9.95