FTCU digitizing practice - pilgrim turkeys

Digitizing practice – Pilgrims

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice!

This is a mini lesson to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons,  join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. Click HERE for more info!

FTCU digitizing practice - pilgrim turkeysImage from FreePik

Fill out the form at the end of this lesson and the image and a PDF guide will be sent to your email inbox.

Download the image from your email and use your creativity to trace and digitize the image, however you would like.

The PDF guide will include a numbered digitizing plan and suggestions and tips for tracing the image.

Create A Digitizing Plan

Decide which shapes to trace first – look at the image and think of it as layers. Trace the layers in back first. Trace the shapes that should stitch first and leave the details for last.

3 planning steps diagram for floriani FTCU

Digitizing suggestions

The following notes are a few suggestions to help you follow a digitizing plan for this image.

These notes include the order in which I suggest you trace the shapes and the stitch tools that would be the most appropriate for the that shape.

Of course, I encourage you to use your creativity and use whatever stitch and thread colors that you would prefer! That is the benefit of digitizing our own designs. No two will ever be the same!

Digitizing Plan:

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:

TIP: trace the same thread color parts on each of the turkeys before tracing the next. This will keep all of your color changes to a minimum.

1-turkey feathers

  • trace the back layer of turkey feathers using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed

2-turkey feathers

  • trace the front layer of turkey feathers using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed

3-faces

  • trace the faces using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed

4-eyes

  • trace one eye using the circle artwork shape to trace the shape and then convert to a Satin using the Auto Satin icon on the bottom toolbar
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace one eye and copy and paste to the other locations

5-white hat

  • trace the hat using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

6-eye centers

  • use the manual stitch tool to trace a small back and forth line (or an X) over the center of the black satin eye
  • edit the shape as needed
  • NOTE: the manual stitch tool allows you to place ONE stitch at a time in the exact size that you need

7-brown hat

  • trace the hat using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

8-hat band – chin

  • trace the hat band using the Satin stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed
  • trace the chin area using the Fill stitch tool

9-nose- buckle- feet

  • trace one nose using the circle artwork shape to trace the shape and then convert to a Satin using the Auto Satin icon on the bottom toolbar
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace one nose and copy and paste to the other location
  • use the Steil Stitch tool to trace the buckle
  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace one foot – copy and paste to other locations

10-cheeks

  • trace one cheek using the circle artwork shape to trace the shape and then convert to a Satin using the Auto Satin icon on the bottom toolbar
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace one cheek and copy and paste to the other location

11-red snood (nose)

  • trace one snood using the Satin stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace one and copy and paste to the other location

 

Digitizing Steps

Follow these 4 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide, to get you started.

4 digitizing steps diagram for Floriani FTCU

 

Need help?

This lesson is a “mini lesson” to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons, join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club.

Here are two ways to get the help you need to digitize your own designs.

  1. Have a digitizing question?

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

  1. Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. The lessons inside the membership club are more detailed step-by-step instructions to help you use all the tools in FTCU.

    And, there are 3 learning levels to choose from: Independent, Guided and Coaching.

    To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

    You can get one-to-one digitizing help by joining the Coaching level of Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club.

    We can create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

Click HERE to find out more information.

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Share your design!

After you have finished, you are welcome to share your design image with our Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group. We would love to see your creativity!

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