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Exciting news for those with only a 4×4 hoop

Kitchen quiet book pages - ITHWL

Exciting news!

For those with only a 4×4 hoop, we are working on the Kitchen quiet book pages stitched as a 4×4 hooping file.

There are full instructions, lots of photos and templates, SVG files for those who use them for cutting machines or just to cut out as templates.

Yes there will be some standard machine stitching, but with this file, you can still achieve an 8×8 page.

With help from Lesley Beech, who was helping me test stitch this file for 4×4.
As you can see in the photos, the same design stitched on a 4×4 hoop is the same as stitched in an 8×8.

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Stitchout Saturday 1st December 2018

Teddies flight 8x8 quiet book pages - ITHWL
Unfortunately, there is no Stitch out Saturday this week as we have had visitors and we are going out, so I thought I would share a little bit on how I have created the files for Teddies flight.
1 Firstly, I had to have line drawings to be able to create the designs.
2 I had to import the line drawings from the PDF into a drawing package to produce SVG files.
3 I opened the files in Inkscape, a free program un grouped
4 converted the line drawings to SVG files and saved them
5 Imported the SVG files into Embrilliance, my embroidery software.
6 Cleaned up the line drawings as there are a lot of words, double lines and black dots from the PDF
7 Planned the pages and placement of all of the little shapes to ensure the correct layout, eg, from the bottom to the top
8 Digitised every shape for each page, making sure double sided pieces had both sides
9 Assigned colours,
10 ensured the objects were all going to line up
11 Some pages had multi hoopings, which means I create 1 part of the page in 1 hoop, stitch it out and then attach it to another page in the next hooping.
12 When I have finished creating all of the designs for the pages, I then create new SVG files to suit the embroidery hoop size.
These are just some of the photos of the stitching files I have created to make the book.
As you can see, creating an embroidery stitch file is not as simple as bringing in a drawing and making it ready to stitch.
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New and exciting quiet book

Teddies flight

This week I have been working with a very talented lady who makes quiet books in German and English, Claudia Winkler.
This project is an interactive book with 10 pages and lots of activities to play and learn.

Teddy’s flight

Claudia has allowed me to re produce her book for machine embroidery. However, due to hoop size, the book I will be creating will be slightly smaller to fit an 8×8 hoop.

With this book Teddy checks in at the airport, goes through security, passport control, visits the pilot in the cockpit, sit with Teddy in his seat on the plane while he reads his book, looks out the window from the plan to see the runway an flight tower, puts his eye mask on and when he gets off the plan, collects his luggage from the baggage claim.

This is an exciting project for me to work on, some pages have 2 and more hoopings to complete a page, so far  there 23 hoopings

Check out Claudia’s page, link below and ride along with Teddy. Currently, the instructions are only in German, however, when I have finished digitising the files, test stitched them out I will be assisting Claudia with an English translation and SVG files. There will be SVG files to suit an 8×8 and 8×10 book.


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R&D Friday 16th November 2018

Play oxygen mask for quiet book - ITHWL

R&D Friday,

Play Oxygen mask.

Unfortunately, not everything goes to plan when designing and stitching out designs.

Today’s little exercise has had me back and forth to the computer and the machine several times already.

Something that works perfectly in my mind and on the screen, doesn’t necessarily work on the machine.

I will work it out, I just have to change it up bit.

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Medical themed quiet book

Medical - Doctors & scrub nurse quiet book - ITHWL

Medical themed quiet book

ITH (In the hoop) machine embroidery medical themed quiet book for kids, the pages are interactive and will hopefully help kids learn and help associate with some medical procedures.The pages also help with fine motor skills and pretend play.
Doctors, scrub nurse, kids in plaster casts and MRI machine coming this weekend the files will be 4×4 compatible, 
The doctors, nurses and kids in plaster (4×4 pictured) come in both 4×4 and 8×8 hoop.
The MRI machine is stitched in an 8×8 hoop and will come with SVG files for cutting machines so the page can be created on a standard sewing machine.
Skeleton, doctors office, oxygen mask, IV stand, wheelchair and more coming soon.
Thanks to Cathie Peters for test stitching these little guys out for me.