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Pyembroidery is a python library for the reading and writing of embroidery files.

Follow the link above. The README file has a lot of information how it can be used and how it is working.


Ink/Stitch started out using libembroidery, developed by the Embroidermodder team.

@tartarize then provided a conversion to python (pyembroidery) to make it even more useful for Ink/Stitch (or any other python based embroidery project).

The pyembroidery version used by the Ink/Stitch organization is a fork of his work.

Embroidery File Formats

The EduTech wiki is a good ressource for embroidery concepts.

You can also find very detailed information about embroidery file formats.