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Plug-in for Embird 2004 and above
Embird Cross Stitch allows user to
digitize cross stitch designs with up to 400 x 400 crosses.
Number of colors is limited to 254. Cross
Stitch plug-in is installed together with Embird, no additional
download or installation needed. However, you will have to purchase and
register Cross Stitch separatelly from main Embird program, otherwise
there is a stitch limit for every design you create. After purchase and
insertion of registration password, evaluation version turns into full
version. Use "Editor -> Insert -> Cross Stitch Design" command to
access Cross Stitch.
There are two ways of creating
designs in the Cross Stitch software:
- Design is created manually by drawing dots
(crosses) either on a blank background or on an image (template, scanned
- Design is created automatically (autodigitizing) from
imported background image.
In both cases, program automatically generates
stitches in crosses and arranges them to optimize the sewing
process. It is possible to import the scanned chart (hand graph) and
calibrate it properly to fit the background of work area, then manually draw the
dots (crosses) using the chart in the background and finally compile the design
tools are available for creation and adjustment of designs:
marquee, lasso, magic wand, zoom lens, eye dropper, smooth,
pencil, brush, air-brush, text, line, simple curve, rectangle, round rectangle, ellipse,
star, regular polygon, fill area, clear area,
etc. The pre-defined fill patterns are available, and user can
even create his/her own fill patterns. There are also some special functions like 'Clear isolated points' or
' thin lines' and 'Smooth' parts by adding quarter crosses to corners,
which allow user to clear and optimize the cross stitch design.
The order in which the colors are sewn can be prescribed.
to your designs with use of any TrueType(tm) or OpenType(tm) font intalled on your PC.
Choose font, color and size and create lettering in a few seconds.
Crosses are automatically generated inside of characters. By
choosing another command from menu it is possible to easily add
the outlines around all characters.
||All popular cross types
Use full, 3/4, half or quarter crosses
to create your design. Also, thin running-stitch outline can be
added around the design manually or automatically. Controls
like 'number of thread layers', 'size' of crosses and 'number of
tie-up stitches' are available to give you full control over the
design. See also tutorial explaining Cross Stitch and How to Create Simple Cross Stitch Design .
- normal crosses
- elongated horizontal crosses
- elongated vertical crosses
- upright crosses
- double crosses
- French knots
- manual and automatic outlines