Welcome to Embroidery Gatherings!

I’m so glad you’re here. If you love embroidery and are looking for help to learn digitizing, embroidery tips, and creative inspiration you’ve come to the right place.

Embroidery Gatherings is here to help make you the most productive, most creative digitizer you can be, using the Floriani FTCU embroidery software.

I aim to share what I’ve learned as a digitizer in a simple, helpful way. I try to write the posts about digitizing that I would want to read.

New FTCU tutorials are posted every few weeks inside the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. These tutorials include step-by-step written explanations and videos of how to digitize a design and focus on different skills you will need to know.


I was introduced to the Floriani software 12 years ago and I immediately felt comfortable with it. During that time, I was curious about other brands and tried to learn them as well. But I kept coming back to the Floriani software. The software thinks like my brain and just seems the most logical for me to use.

I am not affiliated with RNK Distributors or employed as a Floriani Educator. These tutorials are completely independent and developed by myself. They are intended to be a resource for people who are looking for help to learn the Floriani FTCU digitizing program. A program that I know and love!


If you’re new to Embroidery Gatherings, consider starting here and join the Embroidery Gathering Membership Club .  You will find over 75 step-by-step tutorials inside the club to get you started.

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club and learn to digitize with Floriani FTCU


My name is Paula and I am an embroidery digitizing enthusiast. I have an elementary teaching and retail background. But these days you can find me in my studio creating new tutorials, embroidery designs and patterns. Some people might describe it as “following your passion”.

I have spent the last 12 years teaching myself to digitize and consuming every bit of information I can about machine embroidery. And, that’s why I have created Embroidery Gatherings.


Pinterest is my social media of choice and you can find me pinning everything embroidery related over on the Embroidery Gatherings Pinterest page.


I love questions! They help me to know what you need help with and what tutorials I should create.  Have a question for me?  Here’s my contact form. Let’s chat.

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I invite you to join my email list by filling out the form below. In return, I will send you a 15 page PDF of the Basics of Digitizing with FTCU. This will add you to my list and you will be the first to know when a new tutorial is published.

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Thank you for visiting Embroidery Gatherings!

I am so happy to have you visit Embroidery Gatherings. I hope that I can help you learn embroidery digitizing with Floriani FTCU.

And I hope that we become good friends along the way!

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to Embroidery Gatherings!”

  1. I just found your site and am so glad that you work with FTCU. I have had it for quite a while but can’t get very far so I’m hoping your tutorials will help me learn
    I would also like to sign up for your emails—–warden1951@cox.net

    Thank you for this site. Can’t wait to start learning FTCU

    1. Hi Pam,
      Glad that you like the tutorials. You can add your name to the email list by signing up and downloading any of the tutorials. Just choose any tutorial on the website that you like. Scroll to the bottom of the tutorial and sign up for the free PDF download. That will add your name to the email list and then you will receive an email each time I post a new tutorial. Thanks for your interest and I hope they help you.

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