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Software Inspirations 2023

After April's Bernina Software Inspirations class, those present requested that class content be revised to a beginning level approach.  First, the focus will be to learn the icons, tools, toolboxes, etc by use of a reference list or “cheat sheet.”  Second, the next class, May 30, 2013 content will be the Bernina Embroidery Software 9 Designer Plus Workbook, a 31 page reference and lessons.  For classes after the Mastery class, we hope to redo the Software Inspirations lessons to more user friendly lessons and/or tailor lessons to the group’s interests and further skill building in the software. Your input is greatly appreciated.  

February class; Back to the Basics. We will begin the year with some basics. The class will cover basic tips when using the software to create embroidery designs. Tips for lettering, tips for digitizing, tips for organizing your design files, and tips for computer upkeep and back-up will be included.

March class; Creating Subway Art. Let’s create a graffiti wall hanging using our lettering tools with a little bit of help from Artwork Canvas. Choose a theme, choose your phrase, and choose some art to create a special, one-of-a-kind wall hanging.

April class; Digitizing for Computerized Quilting. Begin by planning your project in Quilter, add a quilting or applique design to your plan, and learn how to digitize quilting designs to complete your creation. Learn the tricks to adjust a quilting design to place the design behind an appliqued block.

May class; We'll do a V9 software Mastery class to help learn navigation and the core elements of the software.

June class; Digitizing a Logo Patch. Learn how to create a plan for digitizing a logo and then learn the steps for creating a patch from the logo design.

July class; Get Creative with Fills & Effects. We have amazing tools in the software create special fills and effects. Let’s experiment with these tools to create unique abstract designs.

August class; Embellishment Tricks. Create fun embroidery effects using ribbons, yarns, and decorative stitches.

September class; Advanced Applique to the Max. Let’s review our basic tools of applique and delve further into Advanced Applique to create unique applique designs that are beyond the basics. Also learn how to adapt the stitch properties when you use heavier threads for your applique.

October class; Create a cross stitch design that goes beyond the boundaries of the hoop. Learn basic cross stitch tips and also learn some multi-hooping tricks. 

November class; Creating Three-Dimensional Designs. Learn to digitize designs that include three-dimensional effects including cut velvet, puffy foam, couching, and StumpWork. Create a sampler book of 3D techniques.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Computer with the Bernina version 9 installed and computer mouse.
Instructor: Claudia Mendyka

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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