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Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)
Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)
Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)
Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)
Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)

Spring 2024: Software 101 for the Newbies - 10 Sessions for PE Design 11 or Palette 11 embroidery software (3/11/24-5/13/24 9:00-11:00am PST)

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Do you have software? Do you wish you had software? Do you wish you knew what it does and how to use it? Do you want to take your embroidery machine experience to a new level? Come join us for Software 101 for Newbies!

Software 101 is a slow paced basic level class. 

Class 1: 

  • We’ll begin by opening the program and learning our way around.
  • We’ll learn where to find the basic tools
  • We’ll get acquainted with Layout & Editing where you’ll be having the most fun.

Class 2:

  • We'll learn about import features to open designs you have purchased or designs that are in the software.
  • We’ll select hoop sizes and learn why hoop sizes are helpful when using software
  • We’ll learn about saving designs.

Class 3:

  • Resizing designs
  • Movement, scaling, duplication, select line/region sew type, rotation
  • Changing the colors
  • Adding basic text to a design

Class 4-10: We will keep building your skills so when you open your software you will have more confidence to experiment with it. Software is FUN!!!! That’s my goal! To make you feel like it’s fun :-) Soon you'll be using SVG files to create embroidery deigns, add background fill, creating knock down stitching from bacsic shapes......

Each class in the series is designed to build on the previous class. There will be an assignment each week. Opening the software and practicing for a few minutes helps you retain what you have learned. You must complete the course before you can move on to any class labeled as a 201 level software class.

Most classes will be skill builders, as opposed to a project. The goal is to have a binder type notebook with sew outs and notes so you can remember what you learn. After 20 years at software I still have a current binder going with test sew outs. What didn’t work is just as important as what did work. 

I will be recording each class session and you’ll also get a handout of screen captures that will be your road map. In addition, I will be posting little follow up videos to better explain each tool/feature.

Class sessions will be 2 hours long. 

 

  • It’s helpful if you have a tablet that you can watch the class video while following along on your computer. If you don’t you are welcome to follow along or watch the recording after class.
  • The PRIVATE Facebook group for just this class is an integral part of the class. There are handouts, supplemental videos and other content that is uploaded to the group. The group is your private forum for interacting with your classmates and for me to answer questions that come up in between classes. 
      • You must have PE Design 11 or Palette 11 software installed. I will do a pre class video on installing your software.
      • Classes are presented on Zoom. You should be familiar with the platform. The login/password will be the same for all session
      • You won’t be embroidering during class time but will need to sew out your assignments in between classes. No special hoop size. I’ll show you some of mine on the first day.

    This is a software class that requires commitment. Each session builds on the previous session. You should plan on a couple of hours between classes to revisit the information  and stitch out your work.  

    The following computer skills are required for this class: Know how to create a folder, how to save something to the folder, and know where you put the folder. These skills are not presented in this class. 

    10 Software Class Dates: (all classes are from 9am - 11am PST)  

    • March 11, 18 and 25
    • April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
    • May 6 and 13

    After you complete this class you will be ready for level 2 software class. This 101 software series is a prerequisite for upper level software classes. Class concludes with 5 assignments to be completed and turned in before you can sign up for any intermediate level software course.

    Disclaimer: 

    This is not a basic computer class. You must have basic computer skills, you should be able to create a folder, find the folder, download assignment from your email and understand how to left click and right click. 

    You must have a personal Facebook Account. 

    There will be homework for each class session.

    What you put into this class is what you are going to get out.