By Lindee Goodall

Is Your Digitizing Business Making Any Money?

Based on the number of requests I see on Facebook and other lists for free embroidery design and fonts, I suspect that the average embroiderer doesn’t know what goes into creating one. And that’s rather to be expected with the volume of font sets being sold at $1.

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I can only imagine that those selling those cheap fonts either have no value for their time and investment or they aren’t digitizing those fonts. And by that I mean they are either using a True Type conversion utility to automatically digitize the font or they are simply taking advantage of included fonts in their software and making those characters available. And since a lot of those font images are rendered or “3D” screen captures, I wonder if they are even taking the time to test sew them.

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Echidna P.I.E. Enhancements – October 2014 Announcement

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.

October 2014 Echidna PIE Marigold Applique

What is the Echidna P.I.E.?

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FAQs About 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?

P.I.E. stands for Platinum Inspiration & Embroidery and is an on-line monthly embroidery club through Echidna Sewing Products’ website to members of their Platinum Club. (more…)

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New Embroidery Software for Mac Users

Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:

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Is Your Digitizing Business Making Any Money?

Based on the number of requests I see on Facebook and other lists for free embroidery design and fonts, I suspect that the average embroiderer doesn’t know what goes into creating one. And that’s rather to be expected with the volume of font sets being sold at $1.

Kuenstler-Script-12mm-LindeeGEmbroidery

I can only imagine that those selling those cheap fonts either have no value for their time and investment or they aren’t digitizing those fonts. And by that I mean they are either using a True Type conversion utility to automatically digitize the font or they are simply taking advantage of included fonts in their software and making those characters available. And since a lot of those font images are rendered or “3D” screen captures, I wonder if they are even taking the time to test sew them.

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Embroidery Tip

  • Water soluble toppings are temporary and are not a permanent solution to loop retention on textured fabrics like terry cloth towels.

Mission

To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!