Geneva Health Forum 2018 embroidery
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Machine embroidery supports communication (advertising, messages, strong ideas) and identity processes.
At the Geneva Health Forum 2018, TECFA organized a machine embroidery activity, a form of computer-aided design and manufacturing.
Version française: Geneva Health Forum 2018 embroidery
The participants made a drawing with big markers, or sent a drawing or an image by email.
- The handmade drawings were scanned
- The images have been reduced in color and then vectorized
- The vectorized (cleaned) images have been translated into customizable embroidery objects
- Embroidery objects (set) have been exported in machine format (* .jef for Elna / Janome)
- The structured fabric used was Gunold's STEP.
All of this is explained in various
. In particular Embroidery patch and Stitch Era - creating embroidery patches.
In two days we had the opportunity to see several interesting stitched embroidery designs. We can distinguish 5 kinds:
- Militant messages
- Identity drawings
- Existing digitized logos
- Sketches for new logos
- Drawings without specific objectives
The creation of such an embroidery takes between 30 minutes and 50 minutes. For example:
- 10 minutes for drawing and explanations
- 10 minutes for scanning, vectorizing and creating embroidery objects
- 0 to 10 minutes for adjusting the embroidery objects
- 12 to 20 minutes for the stitching with the Elna 8300, a small embroidery machine.
Choice of designs
We selected the following designs, shown as visualization of the machine readable embroidery files.
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