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February '16

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28 || P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 THREAD ... ACCORDING TO ED outlines to sew in the proper locations. This tech- nique closely resembles the way adjustments were done to a design prior to on screen digitizing. If we look at the frog image above, we can can that there is depth to what could be a flat, car- toonish design. In order to achieve the webbing effect and capture dimension within the design, it was necessary to open up the outlines on the foot to allow for the satin columns within the design. It would have been nearly impossible to create the proper column widths and make the much needed adjustments without either creating a drawing first and then scanning the drawing in, or without creating the outlines first and making the adjustments at that time. Upon examination of the finished frog design, you can see that there were many opportunities to create dimension. Left: There are sev- eral ways to digitize the foot on the frog. The first method is to simply fill the foot in with stitches such as the image on the left, or a fill can be used to create the flat webbing effect and a satin can be used to create the details and provide loft, such as the image on the right. The images above illustrate how important it is to make adjustments to the art- work and how digitizing the outline first can help make those adjustments and create a better template for building the rest of the design. Left: There are sev eral ways to digitize the foot on the frog. The first method is to simply fill the foot in with stitches such as the image on the left, or a fill can be used to create the flat webbing effect and a satin can be used to create the details and provide loft, such as

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