Cutwork Tool Circular Array Tutorial
by Lodia Da Silva
Final Cutwork Designs Using Circular Array
In this tutorial Lodia will show you how the Array Functions in the Cutwork Program works. This is a very nice way of creating unique patterns in your designs. You can create different orientations or mirrored copies in the array. In this tutorial we will be looking at a few options for the Circular Array. The options for the Rectangular Array will be covered in a separate tutorial.
Arrays are clones of the whole design or a selected portion. You can select one or more objects and by multiplying them, you can create unique formations. You can apply more than one array function in the same design with different objects. While we apply the array, we have the option to select cloning the object. This means that if we need to make changes to the object, we can select the original object, reshape or change and then whatever you have done to the original object will be applied to all the other objects in the array.
Before applying the array, you can customize the number of copies, the orientation of the objects or mirror some of the clones.
Setting for Trapezoid Tool
Drawing and Moving Trapezoid Shape
This lesson will cover:
- Using the Trapezoid/Parallelogram Tool to draw a shape
- Apply Circular Array
- Apply Cutwork to Circular Array
- Create Embroidery Outlines
- Setting Cutting Offset to Accommodate Pattern Stitch
- Add Another Cutwork Object to Design
- Create Another Circular Array in the same Design
- Apply Start and End Angles
- Apply Step Angle and Step Count
- Grouping and Combining
- Creating Flower with Circular Array for Tray Cloth Design
- Explanations for Start and End Angle, Step Angle and Step Count
Creating Trapezoid Circular Array with Cutwork
Selecting Running Pattern After Creating Cutwork
Using the Break Apart Function
Using, then Cutting Offset Function
Creating a Second Array
Creating a different running pattern.
Creating a Daisy Cutwork Design
This tutorial is a 23 page document in pdf format.
Note: To make full use of this tutorial, you will need to have the Bernina Cutwork Tool. This tool is purchased as an addition to your Bernina machine.