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Artweaver Overview

Artweaver allows you to paint creatively with the help of a huge range of painting tools. You can create sketches from photos or just experiment with colors.

For professional users, Artweaver offers layers, group layers and support for the PSD file format. It is also possible to load and run Photoshop compatible filters (only Artweaver Plus).

Free web/art/photo software

Great websites for doing logos, texts, fonts, etc.

Photo to sketch software

includes: Pageplus, Webplus, Photoplus, Drawplus, Creativeartist, PanoramaPlus, and extra content packs

Applique instructions for embroidery machines

Here is a different use for applique patterns:
http://www.designsb articles/ sunbonnets- applique- or-is-it/

 Some more:
http://www.designsb articles/ adding-visual- interest- to-applique/

http://www.designsb articles/ the-troubles- and-woes- of-applique/

http://www.designsb articles/ help-for- newbies/

http://www.designsb articles/ applique- using-steam- a-seam2/

Digitizing, sewing and embroidery   SophieSew is an integrated software design program that can be used in the digitizing and editing of machine embroidery. This software is at an early stage of development and as such still remains free to download and use.      my editor™ is a Free, simple viewing and editing software with some innovative features and functions. It was mainly developed to provide the capability to view and modify supported embroidery files and then re-save them in any of the available embroidery file formats.    EMBCopy 0.9, ingenious tool for copying/sorting/maintaining your design collection; EasyPEC 1.3, quickly convert PES-5.0/PES-4.0/PES-3.0/PES-2.5/PES2.0 to PEC 1.0; Pesview 1.3.0, simple Viewer/Conversion-Tool for PES/PEC/PCS/DST/SEW    

Edit Express Lite
Updated: 6/2/10

Edit Express Lite is a free software download that helps you make simple, quick changes to your embroidery designs.

Use Edit Express Lite to:

  • Change colors within select color palettes
  • Print actual size templates with detailed color segment breakdown
  • Change hoop size
  • Center designs
  • Display realistic preview
  • Zoom in and out
  • Save in the format in which it was opened     Thred is a versatile and free digitizing program for embroidery machines. It has many features that make digitizing easier and faster. The name Thred comes from the words thread and editor combined, but it's more than just an editing program for finished designs. All of the designs we offer for sale on this site were made completely with Thred, as were many of the free designs.  There are on-line lessons at You may join the Thred discussion group from

(Stitch Era Universal)

(displays pes designs that you could convert to jef format
using other software)

on a Mac, you can download a shareware viewer called
Stitch Buddy (used to be called Jef Viewer)

Explorations Sizer is a free program from OESD Embroidery Online.
Save your design in Bernina format as ART. Open with Explorations Sizer
(you will have some minor learning to create project , etc., I'm told).
Select the hoop
(pick one that matches your embroidery field).
From the Connect icon, Export to File will supposedly allow saving as JEF format.
This will eliminate the conversion to another format before JEF and should work
correctly I've heard.

Company Name: Compucon
Software Title: EOS Viewer

With Compucon’s Free EOS Viewer you can:
- Open and save designs in all the popular file formats
- Send design files by e-mail
- Print designs with design information
- Browse files in the Design Browser
- Change stitch colors of your designs and choose from popular thread brands
- View embroidery designs in Realistic mode.
Click below and register to download the free EOS3 Viewer.

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Embroidery Fonts Plus!

Embroidery Fonts Plus (EFP) is the only FREE EMBROIDERY LETTERING SOFTWARE for the commercial and home embroiderer. It comes with 3 FREE FONTS and includes features to adjust the fonts to fit all your embroidery needs.

Free Download Includes:
 3 FREE FONTS (included)

Company Name: E-Z Stitches
Software Title: E-Z Estimator

Your toughest embroidery production task just got easier. With the new E-Z Estimator software program, you can prepare embroidery production and price estimates quickly and accurately. Designed for the small to medium embroiderer, this program was written by a professional software developer AND a working embroiderer in the field, will take the guesswork out of what to charge customers and make a fair profit.

Company Name:
Software Title: Thread Converter Pro III

Thread Converter Pro III allows you to utilize all your thread inventory. It is simple to convert one or more colors within a single design!

  • Easily match your inventory of thread to a design
  • Converts to and from 14 different thread manufacturers
  • Mix and match thread easily within a design
  • Print an instruction sheet with your selections
  • Converts Robison Anton, Sulky, Madeira, Anchor, AngelKing, Brother, DMC, Guterman, Isacord, Isafil, Coats, Kingstar, Marathon, and Pearl Yacht

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    Beading and wire work  This is free pixal software for creating your own designs  Bead and Bead jewelry related links.  I loved this website.  It gave me many ideas.  This is my favorite saved search  Wire and bead jewelry making.  Over 2000 designs and they sell very affordable supplies  One of my favorite places to shop.  Get on their mailing list to be first to see their clearance items at drastic savings. Wire wrapping tutorials  Custom made jigs.  As large as 2 feet by 2 feet.


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