StitchArtist embroidery digitizing software was a journey many years in the making, designed for ease-of-use and to promote embroidery digitizing education. The process of embroidery design creation, commonly called ‘embroidery digitizing’, requires a skilled person using a specialized tool. StitchArtist is that tool, created with the intention to take the difficulty out of using the software, leaving the user to concentrate on their designs and creativity.
In a radical departure from the typical embroidery digitizing interface, StitchArtist uses a single mode to draw, set stitches, size, edit, rotate, sequence and set properties of design objects. It is easy and intuitive once you know the very basics, which are described in detail in the user guide.
StitchArtist comes in levels to suit users of all skill levels:
We designed Level 1 for hobby embroiderers who need simple digitizing software to create stitches without going into debt or spending too much computer time. Level 1 offers a limited set of stitch types and, more importantly, properties for those stitches, so that the user can simply ‘create’ without needing to learn many steps. Level 1 includes an automated shape drawing tool to help users create simple shapes easily, from squares and rounded rectangles, circles and ovals, polygons, stars, and spirals, all which can be converted to multiple stitch types. Typical projects for Level 1 are applique designs, running stitch designs and simple filled shapes, backgrounds or unifying elements for design compositions etc.
Level 2 includes Level 1 and is designed for production and skills training for those who would like to create more sophisticated embroidery designs (logos), as well as a more complete set of digitizing tools. It will allow the user to learn a wide cross-section of embroidery stitch types and properties, and have enough freedom to create virtually any design. If you are looking to use satin stitches to their fullest extent, you’ll want Level 2. This level allows you to import .SVG vector art and some cutting file formats (.FCM and .studio) for use as objects. Included is our World’s-First automatic 3D Foam column underlay; this automates the process of converting any suitable satin-stitch elements into 3D Foam embroidery with a single, simple setting.
Level 3 includes Level 1 and Level 2. We crafted it for those who either love to create designs or are digitizers working commercially in the machine embroidery field. This level includes advanced items such as Styles, QuickStyles, an Eyelet tool, Carving lines, graphical operators such as Cut, AND, Union, Flatten, Inflate/Deflate, Re-construct and Break. It also allows for the content within the product to be expanded by publishing Motifs and Embossed effects. Additional controls are available to work in your preferred method. The properties for each stitch type are fully revealed and operations for vector support, including export, are added. With level 3, you can draw .svg and cutting machine designs directly. It offers branching of all object types including sub-branches that don’t need to touch. There’s even a tool to automatically outline existing design stitches, making for easy borders on existing stitch-file elements. The inclusion of advanced lettering tools makes it easy to create custom enveloping, baselines of any shape, and templates to automate name-drops. For digitizers who need to create custom fonts for their embroidery clients or those that want to publish fonts for their fellow StitchArtist users, level 3 includes object-based, scalable font publishing using our world-renowned BX installer format, complete with rights management built in, all at no additional cost.
Using your Mac or Windows PC you can: