This is a replay of a webinar that I did on Embrilliance Essentials. If you are not familiar with this machine embroidery customizing software, this presentation will give you some insight on what you can do in the software.
I use Embrilliance Essentials for my machine embroidery customizing - every - single - day. It runs natively under Mac or Windows operating systems so I don't have to relearn a completely different program for each operating system. It has a clean and logical interface that is rather intuitive even for the first time user. You want to add lettering? Let's click on the big letter A button and see what that does! BOOM there you have lettering! Once you see the program interface you will see that its rather clean - you don't have to hunt through 76 buttons on multiple toolbars just to find one of the 8 different lettering buttons and then find out you chose the "wrong type of lettering button" ARGH - who has time for that!?
Anyway - if you watch this webinar you will see how you can create 3 complete projects in under an hour. Its not hard and you will see that we have lots of fun in the process!
You can find a complete program description on the Embrilliance website - just click on the link for Essentials.
I look back on the list of what I’ve done and say to myself - “DANG I must LOVE what I do because time sure flies when you’re having fun!” And that is the truth - I caught the machine embroidery bug when I got my first embroidery machine back in 1995 and I’ve been passionate ever since.
Yes, I started out as a hobbyist and still consider myself to be a card carrying member of addicted to machine embroidery anonymous. I attended an engineering school back in New England studying Math (Operations Research) and worked for a “think tank” attached to the Pentagon studying computer war simulations data analysis. Don’t you see how that relates to machine embroidery? My mother is still shaking her head at me - she didn’t understand what I did then and isn’t quite sure she understands what I do now :-) Actually a loose definition of Operations Research is finding the fastest, most efficient and least expensive solution to a problem. So with machine embroidery, I like to get from the computer to the embroidery machine as quickly and painlessly as possible. See! They kind of relate!
For almost 15 years I was the Tech Support Manager for a company called Buzz Tools and I gained so much from the experience. I found that I really enjoyed helping people conquer their fear of the computer, your partner in the machine embroidery process. Once you understand that the smart and creative one in the partnership is YOU - the computer becomes a hammer. A tool that has no magical power - it just does what you tell it to do. Now the fun and artistry can begin!
So on that premise I have taught classes and workshops around the world and played with way too many software programs and was really starting to get a bit burnt out on the whole “tech support” aspect. Call it a midlife adjustment - I left my position as “top guru”, bought myself a Mac and decided to pursue a new direction - similar but different. I was no longer representing a software company, I was representing me and what I loved to do with machine embroidery - yes, kind of scary!