Honestly, there is a lot of material and I am really confused where I should start this article. I hope you guys would find it interesting and informative.I often meet the people, they ask me approximately the same question about embroidery digitizing, and roughly words would be:“I am graphic designer/ illustrator, I use this and that and now I want to convert my vector designs into embroidery and market them” According to this scenario, people think that embroidery digitizing is an easy job to do or get maximum profit. Yeah, I agree you can, of course, do this with the help of few clicks, but what you think the designs would be good? No guys they will not. Digitizing is a skill to learn, a craft, a trade, and art absolutely. So if you going to become an embroidery digitizer/engineer you have to research a lot and need to collect the accurate information as well. Spend some time to learning, reading, researching, classes and getting experience to become an artist. After all of that, you just need to have a good computer installed with good and right software and embroidery machine.
Am I ranting a bit? I really don’t mean to. Embroidery digitizing is a skill and art. A good artist takes time, effort and a bunch of work to develop. Before jumping directly to become a digitizer/engineer, you need to carefully understand what embroidery is? You need to understand the needles, thread, stitches and where to use them. It is very popular nowadays, everything is available on the computer screen or internet but it is not. You can’t learn properly until you understand and do it practically.Next thing what you really need to understand, what is the embroidery machine, embroidery threads, hoop sizes, bobbin threads and needles etc. these all are the major and basic things of any embroidery task.
Next thing is a stabilizer, the stabilizer is something like which is design to support or replace the fabric under the stress of dense. It is multi directional machine stitching, it can be applied in many ways, but usually, it is used in conjunction with an embroidery hoop. The most technical part of it is to understand the stitches density. The design completely varies to stitch density. It will be ruined if you do not know how to fix it.Once you familiar with all described points, you will become a better digitizer/artist as well. These are some important tasks to perform, being an expert in these tasks you can definitely be able to get a digitizer job or make your own embroidery digitizing company.