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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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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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Embroidered Applique: Created with the Artistic Edge Cutter and Simple Cut Software

In our April 2017 Artistic Edge Cutter workshop, Katrina taught us all how to easily create a cutter file and the corresponding embroidery design.

This allows you to create a cutter file, cut out the fabric and then do an applique embroidery using your embroidery machine!!!

All from the included software and all using one of the included graphic files, how good is that?

Check out the video tutorial below and if you would like to grab the class notes, get them here, they are a free download.

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Getting to know your Digitizer V5 software

Katrina has a passion for digitizing, indeed many of the designs that you will see hanging in our store have been digitized by Katrina, from scratch, using the Digitizer software from Janome.

Every month we hold a Digitizer V5 workshop, that is completely hands on and can be attended both instore or you can log on via our virtual classroom.

At the moment our online classes are completely free and you receive access to the classroom, class notes, recording of the class and the demonstration of how to create the embroidery design.

Our instore classes are a cheap $15, and receive everything above, but you also receive the added bonus of Katrina and Peters knowledge in assisting you through the design.

Have a look at one of our latest Digitizer V5 workshops below, and if you would like to join us, our next workshop will be held on the 3rd of May at 8pm and on the 4th of May at 10am, register here to join.

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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


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Digitizer MBX V5 Workshop, Instore and Online


Our next Digitizer V5 workshop will be held on the 6th of April at 10am, this class will be available as both an instore and an interactive online workshop.

In the workshop you will learn about the various functions and techniques that are available to owners of the Janome Digitizer V5 software.

The April Digitizer workshop will cover some of the following topics

  • importing graphic files
  • creating stitches
  • altering stitch properties
  • creating holes in stitch areas
  • and much, much, more than we can list here

Because this is a hands on workshop, even if you attend via our online virtual classroom, you are able to ask questions and interact just like you were instore.

The class is $14.99 for instore or $6.99 for online, all customers will receive the class notes, recording of the live class and graphic files needed to create the design. Sign up here

We look forward to seeing you in class.



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Virtual Classroom

Woodrow Handcrafts are excited to announce that from April 2017, many of our classes will be available as both instore and online interactive classes, in our Virtual Classroom.

Log in from around the world

This will allow people from around Australia and even from around the world to join us for our amazing workshops and classes.

The greatest problem we have found with pre-taped lessons or webinars, is that it is a one way communication. If you have a question or a query, you can’t ask a question and get help.

Ask questions as we teach

We have found from our own personal experience in holding classes and workshops is that people learn a lot more when they are able to and encouraged to ask questions in class, because many times there are others in class thinking the same thing.

Download the class

Each workshop will have class notes and for software classes a video presentation of the class for download afterwards.

As an added bonus and to assist those who can attend the live session, we will be recording our workshop sessions for download after, so you will never miss any of the action in class.

All of this will be included in your class fee and will be available in new members area, that is launching soon.

Our first class in the virtual classroom will be our Simple Cut Software and Artistic Edge Cutter class on the 17th of March at 10am AEST.

Contact us on (07) 5482 1296 or email us on to book your spot


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March 2017- Classes and Workshops

March 2

Janome Digitizer MBX Workshop 10am-1pm ($15)

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.

March 9

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.

March 15

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.

March 17

Artistic Edge Cutter & SimpleCut Software, 10am-1pm ($15)

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.

March 25

Inspirational Acrylic Canvas Workshop, 10am-1pm ($40)

Create a magical acrylic on canvas piece to take pride of place in your home. Kaia will take you through the entire creative process to create this inspirational masterpiece.



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Demonstrator Model Clearance Sale

It is that time of year again, when we are looking to refresh our demonstrator models and we have some huge savings across the range.

Janome Memory Craft 15000, $9,999 (RRP $11,999)

  • Sewing
  • Embroidery, 230 x 300mm embroidery area
  • Quilting
  • WiFi for easy design transfer
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Large Colour Screen
  • Top of the Line

Janome Skyline S9, $3,599 (RRP $4,999)

  • Sewing
  • Embroidery 170 x 200mm embroidery area
  • WiFi for easy design transfer
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Colour Screen
  • Premium Sewing

Janome Memory Craft 9400, $3,399 (RRP $4,999)

  • Long Arm Quilting (11 inch)
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Top of the Line Quilting


Janome Memory Craft 500e $2,699 (RRP $3,499)

  • Embroidery Only machine
  • 200x280mm Embroidery area




Janome Skyline S7, $1,799 ($2,999)

  • Premium Sewing
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Auto Tension
  • Colour Screen






Janome 1200D Professional Overlocker $1,299 (RRP $1,999)

  • 2,3,4,5 Thread overlock
  • Chain Stitch
  • Narrow or Wide 2 needle cover stitch
  • 3 needle cover stitch
  • Top Cover Hem