Know Your Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine
Take your multi-needle embroidery machine out of the box! Expert embroiderer Deborah Jones is here to teach you how to use it. During this class, you'll discover how to thread, assign colors, work with design data, adjust tension and speed up your work. Begin by learning how to set up your machine for success, from attaching your frame holders to using the hoop recognition feature. Move on to exploring key features such as automatic needle threading, trimming and adjusting your tension to prevent frustrating thread breaks. Then, sew your first design with Deborah's help and find out how to adjust the machine to your sewing speed. Wrap up class by discovering all of the different hooping options multi-needle machines offer and get tips for hooping multiple items quickly and efficiently.
Deborah Jones has been involved in detailed machine embroidery for over 40 years and loves sharing her techniques for creating professional-quality embroidery. An expert in home and machine embroidery, she has authored Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials and Dimensional Machine Embroidery. Additionally, she often speaks on commercial and home machine techniques.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Deborah Jones, machine embroidery expert! She'll begin class by walking you through the parts of a multi-needle machine -- some familiar and others new. Then, set up your machine to ensure safety and stability, attach the all-important frame holder (hoop arms) and look at how the hoop recognition feature works.
Explore key features such as automatic needle threading, trimming and assigning colors to the needle bar. You'll even find out how the machine helps you perfectly position your projects.
Deborah will advise you on needle choices, and share how and when to opt for manual threading. You'll also learn to adjust your tensions and solve frustrating thread breaks.
You're ready to sew your first design! Follow along as Deborah covers file setup, setting color sequence both automatically and manually, and slowing down these fast machines with speed control.
You'll fall in love with hooping when you start using multi-needle hoops. Deborah will show you why they're better than single-needle hoops and will give tips and tricks for hooping multiples.
Along with the hoops and holding products that come with your machine, Deborah will share and demonstrate some of her favorite hooping alternatives to expand your stitching possibilities.