I’m frequently asked when will I come and teach at a certain place. We find out how many are interested but then only a handful of those people actually show up. And it’s not just me. Classes are being canceled all over the globe due to lack of signups. The reasons given vary: gas is too expensive, scheduling conflicts, too much work to drag a machine, too expensive, inability to plan ahead, and so on. To combat those issues, I’ve teamed up with Echidna, Australia’s largest Brother dealer, to provide a monthly embroidery lesson and accompanying project. Since the training is all downloadable, there’s no issue with time or travel. And, since there’s no time or travel, the training is very affordable—especially when you consider the value you’re getting with each month. (more…)
Since Echidna P.I.E. is a new concept and we want to meet your needs and expectations, we’ve listened to you and made some enhancements to the program. The following email was sent to Echidna Platinum members from Gary Walker at Echidna. I’m reposting it here to answer questions.
What is the Echidna P.I.E.?
I’ve been bombarded with questions concerning Echidna P.I.E. since writing How to Get Your Own Slice of P.I.E. so to clear those up, I’ve compiled them into this post. As new questions come up, I’ll add them here with their answers.
What is P.I.E?
Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:
Month 6 – Holly & Poinsettia: 3D Flowers
In this lesson I’ll use customizing software to repurpose embroidery designs to create a 3D effect. My instructions include the use of tools within the Embrilliance Essentials and Embrilliance Enthusiast programs, however, the process is quite simple and if you have other software, you should be able to follow along quite easily. (more…)