Coloring and sketching/doodling is now seen as being a relaxing meditative hobby that aids in overall health. Who knew?? I wanted to see if I could actually ‘sketch’ an embroidered design. This can be a little tricky as stitches are precise with a defined type, width, length and texture. I was able to draw something that I felt was similar to a ‘sketch’ with stitches using my EQStitch.
Click on the tracing image tab at the bottom of the screen.
Bring in an image onto the image tab and size it to the size of the hoop you will be using. You could also use a motif image from the block library if you wanted to. The image is up to you.
NOTE: If you can freehand draw easily, you do not need to use an image in the background to trace.
Click on the artwork tab and you will be able to see your image to trace in the background.
NOTE: When I drew my flower I started in the middle and swept the line outwards to the tips of the petals on each side of the petal. I did not want a perfect petal shape.
Continue drawing the lines you need to complete the design.
I then added a brush stroke for the stamen of the flower and a few circles with the oval tool for the tip of the stamen. Again, this is a very loose simple drawing without paying much attention to detail.
I decided to change the stitch property of the stamen to be a very loose zigzag stitch just to add more definition.
NOTE: Since this is a freeform line drawing without any attention to pathing of stitches, there will be a lot of start and stop points. Be prepared for multiple tie off stitches as it works it’s way around the design at the machine.