- Inkscape Version 0.92.2 or higher
- Modern Browser for the Print Preview
That’s it! All python libraries and external dependencies are bundled (using the excellent pyinstaller), so you shouldn’t need to set anything else up.
Info: Inkscape Version 0.92 or greater, has a really key feature: the Objects panel.
This gives you a heirarchical list of objects in your SVG file, listed in their stacking order. This is really important because the stacking order dictates the order that the shapes will be sewn in.
Versions 0.92.2 and higher let you bind a key to new commands, “stack up” and “stack down”, which you can assign to pageup and pagedown. These let you arbitrarily reorder objects in the SVG file, which lets you directly manipulate which order they stitch in. It works way better than the default “raise” and “lower” commands.
Download the right release archive for your platform from the latest release.
Info: Ink/Stitch for macOS currently works only with High Sierra (10.13) and higher.
- In Inkscape, go to
Edit > Preferences > Systemand check where your
User Extensionsfolder is.
- Decompress the the Ink/Stitch archive directly into this folder and restart Inkscape.
- You will then find Ink/Stitch under
Extensions > Ink/Stitch.
Linux and macOS:
$ cd ~/.config/inkscape/extensions $ tar zxf ~/Downloads/inkstitch-v1.0.0-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
- Unhide the AppData directory (go to
- Unzip in
- You may have to delete the old extension files first:
Go to the extension directory and remove each inkstitch* file and folder.
- Then, proceed as above.
Or watch the project on GitHub:
It is possible to install Ink/Stitch manually. It is not recommended though - unless you want to help developing the extension. In this case, please have a look at the developer documentation section.