Once you have mastered the Essentials, you might be ready to play a little bit more, explore more advanced functions, and take on a little challenge. If this is you, you might be an Enthusiast. We named this program after you!
- Stitch editing
- Multiple hooping
- Baste Hoop
- Precise Position
- Mirror X 4
- Instant repeat
- Advanced Thread editor
- Advanced Sizing controls (when combined with other titles)
- Advanced Stitch properties
- Save .PNG Image
- Runs without Essentials, but when combined, a lot of easy-to-use fun can be found!
- Like all our products running in the Embrilliance Platform, you get OSX and Windows versions. Your license lets you run it on as many computers as you own — even mix and match Mac and Windows. No dongle required. No limits to the number of installs. And as you add products, just add the serial number to the program, and all the features are there in one program, easy to use.
You can select stitches in your design using Lasso and similar tools; move, delete, copy paste, split, and more. Repair gaps in stitching. Adjust compensation, change stitch type from satins and fills, select and correct stitch types, including cleaning up jumps, ensure tie stitches before and after jumps.
The ability to edit individual stitches is a very useful tool. Sometimes there are parts of a design that you simply do not want. Other times, there are jams of stitches that simply cannot be removed any other way. In still other cases, you want to add a few stitches to get rid of gaps or increase coverage in an area that’s not necessarily a fill. Maybe you just want to make a pocket topper?
So, you saw it on the Internet and had to have it.
but it’s too big for your machine…
Embrilliance Enthusiast has our patented embroidery design splitting technology built into it. This system automatically splits embroidery designs into multiple positions for sewing as separate designs which tile together to make a larger design. In the past, splitting a design took hours of editing by a person schooled in the process.
Our splitting drastically reduces the visible ‘seams’ that occur from manually splitting files using an editor. In most cases, the final product is indistinguishable from one created on a larger-field machine.
Some hoops have multiple positions. This means that you only hoop the fabric once and generate the design by sewing it in those multiple sections. However, you can achieve the same result by re-hooping the fabric multiple times to create the design. We call this a “Virtual Hoop.” Enthusiast comes with many basic hoops and virtual hoops pre-defined.
When sewing embroidery designs in multiple sections, often the question of alignment comes up. This is accomplished automatically with multi-position hoops, but to make it easier for regular hoops, the program will add basting stitches which will align the designs. To choose a hoop, click the preferences button on the toolbar, and the Hoops window will appear:
Many built-in multiple position hoops pre-loaded. Split AUTOMATICALLY using our patented feature. Use Mega Hoop, Plus Hoop, Jumbo Hoop, Dream Hoop, Hoop-It-All, etc. You can even use many regular hoops in a side-by-side arrangement so your sewing field is now as wide as it is tall.
With Essentials, individually selected embroidery designs can have a basting stitch added automatically. This is useful when you want to add a layer of stabilizer or some other material before the sewing of a design.
But with Enthusiast, a basting stitch can be added to the hoop, which allows for a layer of topping stabilizer to be basted in place before any designs are sewn. A typical use of this is to add a layer of water-soluble topping to a towel, which will prevent the terry cloth loops from coming up through the embroidery. It can be hard to hoop a towel, and the topping stabilizer will want to slide around before the stitching happens, so basting it first can make the process easier.
Accurate positioning of any design on the page. Use this advanced customizing feature for perfect layouts.
You can precisely position embroidery designs using these buttons. The three buttons on the (top, left) control the display of the x-axis position. There are Left, Center and Right, which means that when you have the Left button set, the display will be of the left edge of the design.
Similarly, the bottom three buttons control the vertical axis, top, center and bottom respectively. The position controls are very useful for creating tiled patterns.
Mirror X 4
Take corner designs and perfectly set them in all four corners of the embroidery hoop.
Repeats a design at a set quantity and spacing across and down.
Create a circular composition out of your embroidery designs.
Unique effect to create copies of your designs, including lettering, for neat effects on large spaces.
The incredibly useful knockdown stitch tool has been included as an exclusive tool in Enthusiast!
When sewing on terry or any fabric with loops and nap, generally a topping stabilizer is used. These can be helpful, but have a limitation: They do not hold down the nap after the design is stitched and the item is watched, which means outlines can be lost in the surrounding fabric. Using Knockdown Stitches you can create a global underlay for the entire design. The underlay extends a few millimeters past the edge of the design, which helps the overall effect.
Other feature additions for owners of Essentials
Advanced Thread editor for Essentials
The color grabber tool will let you click in any window and pick up whatever color is under the cursor. This is very useful when you are building a thread palette from a document such as a .pdf or a thread manufacturer’s webpage. If you want to adjust the color visually, use the HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) sliders until you get a color that you like.
Advanced Sizing controls for Essentials
- The sensitivity control is used to control how well the program discovers fills and satin stitches. If you have a design which has a lot of manually created stitch effects, then you may want the sensitivity higher, whereas normal embroidery designs that are digitized with objects like fills probably don’t need so much sensitivity, especially if there is blending going on.
- Gap Reduction is a function within the software that helps adjacent areas lessen gaps that might be exposed or widen during increases in size.
- The stitch length filters are used to prevent loopy stitches on the fabric from stitch elongation, and in the other direction, small stitches from gathering on the fabric making too many perforations or simply bunching up the fabric.
- The settings are broken out by stitch type because the handling of satin stitches is special and you may want to achieve a split-satin look at a certain size.
Advanced Stitch properties for Essentials
Control satin and fill density within each color layer in any stitch file. The stitch properties tab appears when a stitch design is selected. There are controls where you can add or remove up to 25% of the stitches by increasing or decreasing the density of the selected items. The slider controls will separately allow the adjustment of satin stitching and fill stitching, which allows very specific control.
Own Density Repair Kit?
If you are a DRK user, there are additional controls which also tie in to the Project Advisor and the Project system.