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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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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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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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Claim Your Gift Certificate Today

Janome are offering an unbeatable Christmas Gift when you purchase a Janome Memory Craft 15000.

Receive $1,000 off the special Christmas catalogue price of $9,999 and also receive a FULL version of the Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0 as an extra special Christmas Gift.

When you buy from Woodrow Handcrafts, you don’t just get a fantastic sewing and embroidery machine, as well as the best digitizing software on the market, you get the expert advice and support that Woodrow Handcrafts has been built on.

Katrina is one of the best Digitizer MBX educators in Australia and she runs regular monthly classes and in 2017 will also be producing a monthly Digitizer MBX video tutorial.

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Create Your Own Sewing Stitches


Janome have some amazing software that they give away with their sewing and embroidery machines.

Take for instance the Stitch Composer program, which was first included with the Janome Memory Craft 12000.

Janome then revised the Stitch Composer for the Memory Craft 15000 and they have released a very similar stand alone version with the Skyline S7.

In this tutorial Katrina is going to use the Stitch Composer included with the Janome Memory Craft 15000, but owners of the Skyline S7 will be able to follow along as well.


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Janome Digitizer MBX Version 5.0 Deals

As regular readers would know, Katrina loves to spend countless hours on the computer creating amazing embroidery designs for our customers to use every week in class. In fact we haven’t used a purchased design for one of our classes in close to 5 years, Katrina creates everything in house and the program that she uses in the Janome Digitizer MBX program.

The latest version of the Janome Digitizer MBX program is Version 5.0.

For the month of October we have some great deals to ensure that everyone has the most up to date Digitizer Software, sew you can get the most you can out of your embroidery machine and your software.

Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0, OUR PRICE $1,499 (RRP $1,599)

Janome software UpGrade Janome MBX Ver4.5/4, MB Ver 3/2, Pro Ver 3/2 to Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0, OUR PRICE $399 (RRP $699)

Janome software UpGrade Janome Digitizer Jr Ver 4.5/4/3 to Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0, OUR PRICE $999 (RRP$1,099)

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Janome Digitizer MBX Class

Would you like to have the ability to create your own embroidery designs?

That is one of the functions that the Janome Digitizer MBX software gives you.

Katrina’s next Janome Digitizer MBX class is

Thursday, 6 October, 9.30am start


  • Janome Digitizer MBX pre-loaded on your computer
  • Laptop computer
  • Notepad
  • Mouse

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Digitizer MBX Workshop: August 2016

candlewick butterflyKatrina from Katty Kreations has created a great candle wicking design for you to create in this workshop.

Katrina takes you through the entire design process to create this amazing design from nothing to fully functioning embroidery design ready to be stitched out on your embroidery machine.

When: 4th August 2016, 9.30am start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 105 Mary Street, Gympie, QLD, 4570

What Do I Need To Bring:

Laptop computer with Janome Digitizer MBX preloaded and up all current updates installed

Wired mouse

Notebook and Pen

USB Memory Stick