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
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.
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
Resize existing embroidery designs to your own individual design
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Have you ever looked at you Janome MC15000, 14000, 12000, 11000, 9900, 9400, Skyline S9 or Skyline S7 and wondered what the button with the picture of a T-Shirt does?
The Sewing Applications Menu
This is the Janome Sewing Applications menu and it is the “hidden” gem that makes sewing on a Janome so much easier than any other machine.
What the Janome sewing applications menu does is it allows you to easily set up your Janome machine for things like Seaming, Zippers, Button Sewing, Patchwork, Applique and Quilting, as long as many others are included within the Sewing Applications menu and they will revolutionise the way that you use your Janome.
During the class you will make a great project that utilises many of the features of the Sewing Applications Menu, to give you a greater understanding of how each of the stitches is designed for optimal stitching and how to navigate around your machine.
This workshop would suit everyone from the novice first time user to the experienced veteran, there is always more to learn about these great Janome’s.
The class is a hands on class and will be offered as both In-Store and OnLine.
Attendees will receive
Recording of the class for latter reference and too follow along with
Learn how to use the Janome Digitizer MBX V5.0 program to its full potential, you can easily create your own embroidery patterns from cliparts, pictures and your own original art works. Katrina will teach you the step by step process to creating this months embroidery project.
Your Choice Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting or Craft, 10am-1pm ($15)
This is a great class where everyone works on their own projects, and you can get help on just about any project you bring along.
Lutterloh Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction, 10am-1pm ($15)
The Lutterloh system is a great pattern drafting system that takes your personal measurements and then allows you to draft your own custom fitted patterns.
The Artistic Edge Cuter is a very powerful creative tool and the SimpleCut software that comes with it is the brains behind entire operation. In these classes Katrina will be teaching how to use the software primarily, with a bit of practical cutting thrown in for good measure. Once you know what you can do with the software side of the Artistic Edge Cutter, then you can really get going with the cutting.
In 2017, Woodrow Handcrafts have a bumper crop of classes planned with a number of regular instore and online classes planned. We are also in talks with a number of local artists and tutors to hold some exciting Workshop Days later in the year.
Janome Digitizer MBX
First Thursday (February-November) Month, 10am start
Learn about every facet of the Digtizer MBX software as Katrina takes you step by step through a new embroidery design and technique each class.
Katrina has been using the Digitizer software for the past 6 years and is constantly practicing and updating her digitizing skills.
Skills you will learn
importing clipart/ pictures
satin stitch from basics to advanced techniques
how to adjust specific design elements
and lots more
Your Choice Sewing
Second Thursday (February-November) each month, 10am start
You bring in the project that you would like to work on or come in and get Peter and Katrina to give you a hand.
Bring in a quilt, patchwork, embroidery, garment or craft project that you are working on and have a great time.
Pattern Drafting and Sewing (Lutterloh Pattern Drafting System)
The Lutterloh system is a great pattern drafting system that allows you to take two body measurements and then draft out your own unique pattern.
Experience hands-on the Janome Memory Craft 15000.
You will be navigated through the machines features and functions and make a small take home project.
Janome Sales Educators will be instore to share their extensive knowledge and showcase this fantastic machine.
Phone Katrina and Peter to reserve your spot now, limited spaces!! Ph: 5482 1296