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BONUS: Artistic Edge Digital Cutter (12 Inch)

Yes, you have read that right, for the month of June, we are offering you the chance to purchase a fantastic Janome Memory Craft 500e, embroidery machine and you will receive a BONUS 12 inch Artistic Edge Digital Cutter.

Thats right, when you buy the best embroidery only machine on the market today, you will get a machine that can cut

  • Fabric for quilt blocks
  • Fabric for applique
  • Paper
  • Card
  • Plastic
  • Vinyl
  • the list is endless

Not only do you get the Artistic Edge 12″ cutter, but it also comes with the easy to use, but surprisingly powerful Simple Cut software. It is the software that is the real star of the show, because it is the Simple Cut software that allows you to create all of the amazing designs that you can dream up.

Best of all you get lessons, lessons and more lessons on your Janome MC500e and your Artistic Edge Cutter when you buy from Woodrow Handcrafts.


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BONUS: Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0

Until the end of July 2017, when you buy a Janome Memory Craft 15000, you will receive the Janome Digitizer MBX Version 5 software as a fantastic bonus.

The Digitizer MBX Version 5 software allows you to create

  • Embroidery designs
  • Quilting designs
  • Monogramming
  • Lettering
  • Resize existing embroidery designs to your own individual design
  • Lace designs
  • Free Standing lace designs
  • Much, much more

Here at Woodrow Handcrafts, we have a belief that you shouldn’t be constrained by what a designer wants to create when it comes to your embroidery projects, we believe that with investing a little bit of time each month to learning how to use your digitizer program, you wont need to buy any more extra designs.

Best of all we have a regular Janome Digitizer Version 5 class, so that you can learn instore or online at your own pace to get the absolute best out of Digitzer. Have a look at our tutorial video below on how to create some quick and easy projects on the Digitizer Ver 5.0

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Artistic Edge Digital Cutter Workshop

The 19th of May is the day for our next Artistic Edge Digital Cutter workshop, the workshop is held instore and online in our virtual class room.

In this workshop we will be creating a “reverse applique” design in two parts, a cutter part and an embroidery part (even if you don’t have an embroidery machine you can still use this pattern and it is always handy to know more about what the program and cutter are capable of).

To join the class come along to 105 Mary Street, Gympie for a 10am start. You will need your laptop, with the SimpleCut Ver 7.1 installed and a notebook.

If you can get to the store, then jump online here and join our class from the comfort of your own home.

We hope to see you instore or online soon.

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Software Update: Artistic Edge Simple Cut Software

Artistic Creative Products have released a software update for the Artistic Edge Cutter software this month. The new update will update the software to SimpleCut 7.1.8661.

You can download the latest update here

Download the Installation Instructions here

If you are not comfortable updating the software yourself, then come along a little bit earlier on Friday and we can update the software for you.

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Janome Digitizer V5 Project: Zentangles Quilt Block

Every month we run a Janome Digitizer V5 workshop, where Katrina will take you step by step through the process of creating an embroidery design.

In the May workshop, Katrina taught us all how to create a zentangle quilt block, using one of the built in graphic files that comes with the Janome Digitizer V5 software. (Our next Janome Digitizer V5 workshops will be on the 31st May at 8pm and the 1st of June at 10am, Queensland time)

To download the class notes click here and enjoy the presentation below


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Heirloom is one of the oldest styles of specialty sewing. This precise and delicate type of stitching is said to have started in the late 1800s by French nuns who hand-stitched exquisite laces onto delicate fabrics for royal families. Their craftsmanship was so incredible, the resulting gowns and linens were painstakingly preserved and handed down from one generation to the next; hence an heirloom. You’ll see the influence of heirloom stitching in a variety of high-end garments; most notably, special occasion finery, such as wedding dresses, christening gowns, and lingerie, as well as in the finest table linens. Today, with French nuns in short supply, we show you the basics of creating heirloom stitching with your sewing machine.
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Janome Digitizer V5: Seahorse Project
Join us for our monthly Digitizer V5 workshop on Thursday the 4th of May 2017, starting at 10am Australian Standard Time.

In this workshop you will be taken step by step through the process of creating your own unique embroidery designs.

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Digitizer V5 Project: Seahorse Embroidery

Here is another one of the great workshops that Katrina holds on the Janome Digitizer V5 software, in this project you will create a seahorse.

The project uses one of the included graphic files and that is then imported into the Digitizer V5 software and from there you create away.

Katrina takes you step by step through the entire process of creating the embroidery design and then ensure that you have optimized the design for a top quality stitch out.

Have a look at the video tutorial below, and if you would like to join us for a digitizer workshop our next online and instore workshops are at 8pm on the 3rd of May and 10am on the 4th of May, register to join us here


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May Digitizer Workshop: Zen Quilting Embroidery Design

If you have always wanted to create amazing quilting patterns, but have never been able to get your hands to do what you want when you free motion, then we have the solution for you.

Katrina has put together a great workshop on how to create your very own “zen quilting”pattern to embroider out on your embroidery machine.

You will be the envy of your quilting friends overnight, with the amazing array of quilting patterns you will be able to create overnight after this workshop.

The cost is $9.99 for those attending instore or for those who aren’t lucky enough to live in sunny Gympie, then you can tune in for free online, through our virtual classroom.

In May we have two great times available for you to pop into our virtual classroom

  1. 8pm, Wednesday 3rd of May (6am New York, 11am London)
  2. 10am, Thursday 4th of May (3rd May 8pm in New York, Thursday 4 May 1am in London)

To sign up click here


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Create a butterfly cut out

When you buy an Artistic Edge Cutter, you also receive the amazing Simple Cut software, that will allows you to not only use the built in cutter files, but also lets you create your own amazing cutter files.

Katrina has put together a little video on  how you can create your own butterfly cutter file, specifically designed to be used with a heat set vinyl, which makes this a perfect project to add that little bit extra to a plain t-shirt, or maybe even a jacket?

Check out the video below of how to create the design. We regularly run classes on how to use the simple cut software, both instore and online interactive, if you would like to join a class go to the workshops tab above.

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Embroidery Editor for Janome MC500e

The Embroidery Editor that comes boxed with the Janome Memory Craft 500e is a great program that allows you to take your embroidery designs and personalise them. The other great thing that the embroidery editor will let you do is view your embroidery designs, because there is nothing more frustrating than having a desire to embroider, but not being able to easily see what your embroidery designs look like until you load them into your machine.

The embroidery editor software will let you

  • view designs
  • resize up to 120% of the original design size
  • resize down to 80% of the original size
  • create design layouts/ combine designs in one hooping
  • change colour schemes of embroidery designs
  • add lettering
  • create letting
  • create monograms

The embroidery editor software won’t let you create your own designs, but it does give you all the basic tools that you need to get going with your embroidery machine.

Check out our quick youtube tutorial below and hit us up with any questions that you have in the comments box