• Touch Embroidery is an android embroidery digitization application with a focus on art. Most Embroidery programs are simply about filling in areas with particular patterns of fills to create effective designs. Touch Embroidery is different. The focus is on the ability of the user to embroider art, made directly on the android device itself. This is less for an industrial use (though it could be used for such) and more to create unique artwork that pushes the very boundaries of the medium.

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    Touch Embroidery includes a few specialty items of interest. These are admittedly a bit cryptic. They are modeled after drawing machines. Namely Cyclocycloid, Harmonograph, and Pintograph. 

    Tags: Manual, drawing machines, cyclocycloid, harmonograph, pintograph
    1. A few dollars.
    2. I've been disabling a few tools and a few widgets each new version. Usually different set each time, I update the version.
    3. Name & Icon
    4. Future proof. I might change some things in the future, either disabling some awesome new features when I think they exist. Or simply not disabling anything at all. In either case the main version wouldn't be affected by anything decided whereas the free version might be.
  • The best and most robust way currently is:

    1. Export the design to a cloud storage service like GoogleDrive or Dropbox
    2. Download it to your desktop/laptop computer
    3. Put it on a thumb drive from your computer.
    4. Load the design from the thumbdrive.
       

    This clearly does involve several steps that one could imagine should not be needed. You could also,

    Tags: Manual, transferring files, hardware instructions
  • The fractal system in Touch Embroidery are lsystem fractals. It uses a set of turtle graphic commands. Then, in turn, turns these patterns into sewable items.

    The commands are as follows:

    Tags: Fractals, Widgets, Manual
  • Imagine you want to add a good zigzig stitch better than the z-pattern sort of thing in the draw tool. You could make one with much better control it would simply require defining a ribbon program. You ask the community and are told that an easy way to do that would be: o2,3,90,20ns-1kB4,10B4,5f0

    How would you specifically add that and use it?

    Tags: Manual, Ribbon Tool, UI
  • Hoops, in embroidery, are used to hold fabric in place during the embroidery process. These hoops come in different sizes and depend on the machine and differ greatly. So it is essential to know whether you can draw the desired image in the given space. Which is why you would need hoops for any software to make embroidery. Keeping in mind that the presser foot of the machine may still reduce the effective range within that hoop. Machines will almost always allow you to measure the size of the design and it is essential that you do this.
     

    Tags: Manual, Hoops, Touch Embroidery
  • The Ribbon Tool

    The Ribbon Tool runs various short programs resulting in sequences of lines that generally look like ribbons, and are acceptable for embroidery. 

    There are two main components to this process, Nodes and Drawing Sequence. The nodes define particular locations.  There are a variety of different nodes types, each type interacts in different ways with the other nodes. The drawing sequence defines what we are drawing using these points.

     

    Tags: Manual, Ribbon Tool, Touch Embroidery