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November 14, 2017, 08:37:32 AM
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Starting on a tutorial here:  https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php?topic=805.msg5820#msg5820

Comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. welcomed and invited!

Once we have everything ironed out, I'll write it up and put in the IC Tutorials tab.

Uumm....I was planning just to focus on what to download and how to install.  But if anyone is interested in helping, we could even go into how to use the extension. 

I'm trying to install it right now.  Once I can see it, I'll have a better idea what might be needed.  I guess I should be able to open the dialog and even make a little design.  At least enough to make a brief tutorial.  But not having the hardware, I'm not sure how far I can get.  Might need ha1flosse and/or lexelby to help, if a very detailed tutorial is wanted.
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November 14, 2017, 09:28:02 AM
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November 14, 2017, 01:51:09 PM
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Oh ok.  So I see that 2 small sections, Python Dependancies and Extension Installation, are extremely brief.  I could manage to follow the part about installing Inkscape.  But I have no idea, in the Python section, what that little bit of code means, or which modules I'm looking for, or where to get them, or how to install them (or where).  I'm fatally blocked at that point.

So I just want to English-ize the instructions how to install the python parts.

Bonus if I could English-ize the Optional Conversion Program section.  If it can only be used by building it, then I won't even put it in this tutorial.  That's because most of the requests that I've seen for using Inkscape for machine embroidery, are from people like Debby and me.  We need things spelled out for us.  :)
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November 16, 2017, 05:16:04 AM
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testrun with the rooster - template and a special thread:



the thread abstracts the motif and the picture challenges its viewers. it has very nice light reflections, see video below:

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November 16, 2017, 08:52:45 AM
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I like the effect with the thread!  Doesn't seem to accent the rooster so much.  But I think would be awesome with something more abstract....or maybe spirogram, fancy star shape, or spider web.

OMyGoodness!  Seeing your images makes me think about shopping for my own machine!!
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November 16, 2017, 11:26:10 AM
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I like the effect with the thread!  Doesn't seem to accent the rooster so much.  But I think would be awesome with something more abstract....or maybe spirogram, fancy star shape, or spider web.

OMyGoodness!  Seeing your images makes me think about shopping for my own machine!!

yeah, the thread is pretty cool. i like how the rooster dissolves in the pattern of the thread. i'm excited about the look of the embroidery with the right thread colors. could be a very nice piece and someone will be happy on xmas! do you have a machine yet?
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November 16, 2017, 01:25:31 PM
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No, certainly not an embroidery machine.  Mostly I'm just daydreaming.  But your images of your work are inspiring.  They make me dream about having an embroidery machine.
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November 19, 2017, 05:17:59 PM
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What machine do you have, ha1flosse?  I have a brother SE400 -- definitely a beginner machine, but it can pull its weight quite well.
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December 04, 2017, 05:25:13 PM
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Hi Everyone!
I see you are still trying to solve my problem! Thank-you! I am totally lost on everything technical about the program that is being said. But when I get some time to start fresh and follow all the way through to the end I am sure I will understand.
The rooster and chick are fantastic. It looks like it pops out of the shirt material. I too have a Brother se400 and although small in hoop size 4" x 4" it does both regular sewing and embroidery. Your hoop size for the rooster looks to be 12"x 12".  I paid about $350 for the machine can't even add up how much the thread, and other necessary items have cost me so far. But I am hooked! I want to digitize my own designs now more than ever.

Right now I messed up the bobbin case by trying to cut a thread while the machine was embroidering a design. thought I was saving time. A BIG NO NO. But a new bobbin case should be here in a few days and I will be off finishing my Christmas gifts. Pictures of a few of the things I have done.
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December 15, 2017, 09:58:18 AM
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Pictures of a few of the things I have done.

wow, pretty nice angels!

Your hoop size for the rooster looks to be 12"x 12"

yeah, its about 11"x 8".

What machine do you have, ha1flosse?

i have access to a janome mc500e, but i don't own any machine actually.

so here are some pics of the prototype with almost final color pallette:



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December 15, 2017, 05:14:53 PM
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Beautiful. The gloss makes it look like copper and gold.

February 18, 2018, 03:50:55 PM
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Hi  :ur: Sorry it took me so long to get back here. What happened to all the rooster photos? Did you get the rooster hen and chicks finished? After Christmas which took me until about the middle of January to finish gifts get the tree down and such I got ill and then family problems came up. Still not over being ill but family drama and problems seem to be calming down. I got PE Design 10 and am learning to digitize with that. I still want to learn inkscape and am going to go though this post again very slowly to make sure I am doing everything right. I want to thank you all  :ty1: for all the help and hope that I have not used up my quota of questions!
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February 22, 2018, 11:13:46 AM
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I think I have the problem with the images fixed.  Can you see them now?

Don't worry.  You can ask as many questions as you want.  If you need help with your projects, just start a new topic.  :)
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February 23, 2018, 05:40:03 AM
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I can see the chicken.

March 31, 2018, 10:30:26 AM
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Hi everyone! I'm back! I know its been a while. I now have a digitizing tablet and hopefully some time in which to learn how to use it, how to use Inkscape and then how to get my drawings into embroidery files to be stitched out. I know that is a lot to learn! What is the best way to learn Inkscape? I mean if you are a down right beginner who only knows how to turn the program on. Something step by step would be best for me.   Perhaps if I start from scratch and not try to jump in the deep end of the pool, I will work my way into being able to accomplish my goals. I loved the little snowman on skis by the way! and the chicken, rooster and chicks are great. By the way the rooster in the variegated colors does not show up in the tread anymore. To Lexelby I too have a Brother SE 400. Really want to thank you guys for all your help. You are all amazing.   Debby
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March 31, 2018, 02:01:24 PM
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The variegated colors... you mean in Reply #28?

So you don't see images in Reply #28, but you do see the ones in Reply #34?

That's very strange!  The only reason I can think right now, is that the server where the images are hosted (the www.haifashion.de server) might be having some intermittent problem.  Like maybe at the moment you looked, some of the images weren't showing, but others were?

Do you still not see them?  I'll need some more info before I can figure out what's wrong.  If anyone else can't see them, please let me know.

I suppose it could be my server as well, but if it was, it's cleared up by now, because I see them.

For learning Inkscape, I would suggest starting with Help menu > Tutorials > Basic, Shapes, and Advanced.  (Don't worry, the one with the title "Advanced" isn't really advanced.  It really is an introduction to paths.  And it's the one which you will need the most.  So don't skip that one.)

After that, you can check out the Home tab on this site.  It's a page of links to all the best tutorials that I know about.  I have them divided into skill levels.  Within each skill level, they are ordered very generally from current version of Inkscape, to older version (in cases where I actually know which version they were written with.

A lot of people try the Quick Start chapter of the manual (Help menu > Inkscape Manual), which is a series of tutorials.  I've never really worked through them from start to finish.
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