Today I would like to share a tale of serendipity and chance that will be leading to a new series of blog posts, eventually.
It’s quite a long journey so you may like to grab a brew before you dive in.
Ready, ok? I’ll begin.
The story starts a wee while back when I first got a Brother embroidery machine.
This investment was originally intended to allow me to work alongside my Scan N Cut, and still will in part.
Since then, however, I have been shown a whole new world of incredible creativity that I hope to explore more!
In fact, you may have seen my early attempts in this blog post when I shared some frustrations and some successes.
Now, you know me. I like to design stuff. For me, that’s part of the fun in crafting of any kind.
I think you will understand therefore when I tell you that this is what I now hope to do for the embroidery machine.
What I came to learn however was that I was lacking in some key information and skill so, I went on the hunt for some easy to use software that would hopefully cater for this lack of knowledge until I can wrap my dwindling brain cells around various concepts.
I asked professional chums and also asked the old search fave, the Google.
This nattering and exploration turned up a variety of options.
Some that I had heard of before turned up, such as Embird and Embrilliance, along with a couple of others which seemed to be garnering favour among the pro circuit.
A few keyboard clicks later and I was browsing various websites, reviews and watching umpteen YouTube videos – yes, I am just like everyone else – research, research, research!
Well, when embroidery software prices start quite high and then rise from there, I wanted to make sure that I got it right.
The result of that internet fumbling honed down my options – to just one! This was for several good reasons.
The software in question is called Hatch.
Why did I settle on this one in particular?
Well, that’s another story in itself…
To see the next part of this story, please use the numbered page links below.