Stitchvault's website is for those who wish to learn to digitize online and get the most from Wilcom EmbroideryStudio Designing software OR are interested in researching the software before purchasing. Stitchvault is a complete on-line computerized embroidery digitizing training site supported by experienced digitizers.
Based on Wilcom's EmbroideryStudio, the articles provide a full description of each of the digitizing tools and their properties and are supported by relevant videos.
The key to the system is understanding which tool to select for the embroidery object you wish to create and then applying the appropriate properties to give you the best looking and most efficient commercial embroidery design.
We are excited about our new format. It is much simpler and more easily navigated. The site has been divided into a logical Tutorials Tree menu that guide you through the learning process and progressively build a solid knowledge of the digitizing software.
If you would like to know how to set up your work area then the T01 - Work Area covers topics from calibrating your monitor to preserving your User Interface. The digitizing tools are explained in the T02 - Toolbars with more detail in T04.
T03 Deals with properties and how they relate to the tools. Do you understand Pull Compensation, Connectors (how to control your trims and tie offs)? If these settings are not correct then you may find your beautiful embroidery is unraveling after the first wash.
The T05 - Flyout Dockers include Color Object List and the Object Properties box which give you a clear picture of the design and stitch sequence.
The T08 - Over my Shoulder section demonstrates how I have digitized some designs. There are many ways to approach the same design and these are only suggestions.
I hope the site helps you grow as a digitizer. Please feel free to make comment on the forum and add suggestion for others to benefit. Many of the articles have been created as a result of questions and comments in the forum.
Stitchvault has had a web presence for many years, again we have revamped the site to hopefully make it more accessible and easier to navigate. I hope you like it as much as we do, you can even read articles and watch the videos from your mobile devices.