Seeking embroidery software recommendations…
Hello all my stitching friends!
I’m looking at (finally) charting up some of my designs to maaaaybe sell on Etsy. I don’t think my hand-drawn charts look so inspiring! :-)
I’m currently looking at Macstitch/Winstitch. I downloaded a demo and it seems like it has all the features I want, but it has an annoying ‘flicker’ when I mouse outside the window. Anyone here have the full version, and if so does it still do that?
Orrrr….. does anyone use something else they want to recommend? I have lots of blackwork designs, so it needs to do nice neat snap-to-grid backstitching, including on any diagonal. (Not just 45 degrees! From any grid point to any other grid point if that makes sense :-)
I need the wisdom of the glorious embroidery creative world that is tumblr!
(And just to clarify, I’m looking for software for HAND embroidery designs, not machine embroidery.)
And it’s complete! I just finished up my first embroidery portrait. It’s certainly not perfect (the silk stitch in the background is especially sloppy, but improved as I went) but I do think that the linework is successful. I wanted to emulate drawing, but with stitches rather than pencil, and I feel like I did that. I believe I did a good job creating the likeness of my husband, but I’m including the photo I based this piece on so you can judge for yourselves.
Trainglepoint Diamonds by Barbara Lee Johnson on Stitchin Fingers
I love triangles. These are just divine.
Big Damn Sampler is done! Now for a couple of hours at the computer fixing the oopsies in the pattern and a bit of a wash and mount and it will be up on Etsy! :-D Phew!
TOTAL Perfection. So much work and cleverness :-)