Stroke Params

Stitch Types - Stroke

Select a stroke and open Extensions > Embroidery > Params.

Params Stroke

Settings Description
Satin stitch along paths Must be enabled for these settings to take effect.
Manual stitch placement Enable Manual Stitch Mode
Repeats ◦ Defines how many times to run down and back along the path
◦ Default: 1 (traveling once from the start to the end of the path)
◦ Odd number: stitches will end at the end of the path
◦ Even number: stitching will return to the start of the path
Running stitch length Length of stitches in Running Stitch Mode
Zig-Zag spacing (peak-to-peak) ◦ Length of stitches in Zig-Zag Mode
◦ The Height is defined by the stroke width
STOP after, TRIM after STOP after, TRIM after

Info: If an object consists of multiple paths, they will be stitched in order with a jump between each.

Running Stitch Mode

Running Stitch Butterfly

Running stitch can be created by setting a dashed stroke on a path. Any type of dashes will do the job, and the stroke width is irrelevant.

Go to Object > Fill and Stroke... or hit Shift+Ctrl+F and choose one of the dashed lines in the Stroke style tab.

Info: In order to avoid rounding corners, an extra stitch will be added at the point of any sharp corners.

Sample Files Including Running Stitch

Applique

Applique example file

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Free Standing Lace - Butterfly

Free Standing Lace - Butterfly

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Fringe

Fringe example file

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Ink/Stitch logo as SVG file, digitized version and branding guide.

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Monogram Frame

Monogram Frame Example

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Manual Stitch Mode

Manual Stitch Flowers

Enable Manual stitch placement to make use of the manual stitch mode. Line style or width are irrelevant. In manual stitch mode Ink/Stitch will use each node of a path as a needle penetration point, exactly as you placed them. Note: It will not add tie-in or tie-off stitches automatically, so be aware of creating them within the path.

Sample Files Including Manual Stitch

Fringe

Fringe example file

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Zig-Zag Stitch Mode (previously Simple Satin)

Zig-Zag stitches can be created by setting a continuous line (without dashes). Ink/Stitch will create stitches along the path using the stroke width you specified.

Go to Object > Fill and Stroke... or hit Shift+Ctrl+F and set the desired stroke width in the Stroke style tab.

Info: It is not recommended to use the Zig-Zag Stitch Mode to create a satin border, use Satin Column instead.
Ink/Stitch will plot zig-zags to the left and right of the line from start to end, but it won’t do anything special around curves and corners. Sharper curves and corners will result in sparse stitching around the outside of the curve and dense stitching around the inside. This won’t look good and may even poke holes in the insides of corners.

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