Welcome to Embroidery Gatherings!
“Digitizing skills can help you create your own embroidery designs for personal use
or for an online business, earn side income & live your creative dreams”.
A little about me….
If I could describe myself in 5 words they would be:
- And not necessarily in that order!
I was an elementary teacher for many years, while my children were in school. But my creative side was always tugging at me, so I left teaching to venture off into the retail world. Completely inexperienced and learning as I went, I opened a gift shop, selling my own embroidered and appliqued gift line and also wholeselling to numerous gift shops. After 10 years, I closed my store and began working for a large retail company, as a store manager. I continued to design and create personal projects and longed to go back to what I loved doing the most – teaching.
It was during this time, that I was introduced to embroidery digitizing and Floriani Embroidery Software. I was determined to learn to digitize my own designs and spent many hours, days, weeks and months of teaching myself to digitize. I had several friends who bought the software when I did and I began teaching them what I had learned. Over the past 7 years, they have encouraged me to start writing tutorials and to create a website to teach others who want to learn to digitize as much as we did.
My goal is to share all the digitizing skills that I have learned and to teach you how to create your own amazing embroidery designs!
This website was created to heal a pain in my heart and dedicated to my children
who inspire me every day and
who I love with every bit of energy that I have.