Have you ever created decorative Motifs in 5D™ Design Creator or 4D™ Fabric Decorator? Making a special Motif for a holiday or a personal occasion can be great fun.
How about a kite-flying Motif to incorporate into an Encored design?
In 5D™ Design Creator, you can create a Motif over a background picture, or use a MiniPic or
Shape and modify the line, or simply freeform draw a line like the kite pictured here.
Choose Start a New Design with no Picture in the ExpressDesign Wizard. Select the Draw Window, which has tools for creating and saving Motif stitches. Change the Hoop to a
Height and Width the size you would like your Motif to be, and Finish.
Add a Mini Pic or Shape and
modify the lines, or draw your own line with Freehand Draw or
Polygon Draw .
Before you draw, consider how a Motif Line or Motif Fill stitches. Begin drawing at the left side of the work area on a specific horizontal grid and end on the same grid at right,
so you don't get an extra connecting stitch as the Motif repeats. Keep the line 'continuous', with no breaks.
Create the shaping for the Motif pattern by the placement of round or square points or nodes as you draw from the start toward the end. Save your Motif in the 5D™ Embroidery System
software with Export to My Motifs in the
Draw Motifs toolbar .
Also, Save as Drawing , and create a .4qb file in case you want to adapt the Motif later.
In 4D™ Fabric Decorator software, choose Create New Motif in the 4D™ Fabric Decorator Wizard, and load and size a background image. Use the AutoTrace tools in the Wizard, or
finish the Wizard and use the drawing tools to create your Motif. Export to My Motifs and
you are ready to design using Motif Fills in 4D™ Design Creator or 4D™ Fabric Decorator software.
For more information on how to create your own decorative Motif in 5D™ Design Creator or 4D™ Fabric Decorator, select Help, and then the Index tab. Type in Motif, and the links will open
to help you find steps to create a Motif stitch!