Friday, 9 August 2013

Embroidery Digitizer: The Stitching Order Dilemma

Keeping a keen interest in how your artwork shapes up is highly encouraged at This is why we try and keep you up-to-date on the various processes and elements considered by our team of embroidery digitizers when trying to bring your designs to life. Smooth execution during the production run is perhaps one of the biggest challenges that dictates whether an embroidery digitizer has done his/her job successfully or not. And, one of the major decisions that a digitizing professional needs to make at this time is how to sequence the stitches so that seamless execution can be achieved.

When digitizing the embroidery for any kind of a design, logo or artwork, a general rule of thumb followed by an embroidery digitizer is to get the same color threadwork done in a single go. This not only makes a lot of sense, but also ensures that too many thread changes and breaks do not delay the production process. In addition to this general rule, an embroidery digitizer will also attempt to get all the stitches of neighboring areas that require the use of the same thread done in a line-wise fashion. Employing this technique ensures that there are no jump stitches in the final piece.

Another common practice employed by an embroidery digitiser is to prioritize the stitching of larger areas first and then move over to the tinier areas inside. This ensures that the final piece is filled in better and does not feature any unsightly gaps. Last, but not the least, when dealing with contours, our professional digitizers tend to schedule the printing of lines in the end in order to get a better finished product on hand. Now, while the above mentioned techniques are the recommended guidelines, our team of professionals does not shy away from experimenting and creating their own order when test runs show hiccups.