Well it has been a long time since I posted directly to my website. I have been flat out running my online classroom. It has been a huge success with over 150 people enrolled. Although the course was supposed to be six months long, it actually took me nine months to add all the content. Now that all the content is there, it is time to move forward with Course 2. While it won’t be compulsory to do course 1 before you do Course 2, I will be assuming you know what I have taught in course 1. I have compiled an outline of what I included in Course 1 below. Course 1 will remain open indefinitely so you can still enrol and work through it at your own pace. There is no time limit on how long you take to complete it.
Here is what a few kind participants said about their experience with the course.
“Carol, Thank you for all your hard work. I have received more than I ever could have wished for in your course. Your have opened up a whole new creative world to me with all the tools that need. I cannot wait to redo your course one with the V7 edition and then I am sure I will forge ahead with Course 2.. Kind regards “
“I have enjoyed your course very much. Our last few months were unexpectedly hectic and we were gone a lot so I am BEHIND but I have them downloaded except for this last one. I am anxious to catch up so I can do another course with you. Thanks “
Here is a video showing how to enroll and use the course, including an excerpt from one of the video tutorials included in the course.
Course 1 Outline
Calibrate Your Screen
The Help Menu
Open a design
Sending designs to your machine or memory stick.
A Coin Purse
Instructions for the embroidery and construction of the Coin Purse.
Accessing Corel Clip art
Loading a Picture
The difference between Raster and Vector Graphics
Where to get Graphics and Copyright
The Convert Tool
The Auto Digitizing Tools
Using an image as a backdrop
Setting up your scanner
Open and Closed objects
The Reshape Tool
Digitize a doodle
Pattern and instructions for a notepad cover embellished with your doodle design
Art Canvas page set up
Editing Auto digitized designs
Other Manual Digitising tools
Underlay and Pull compensation
Different fills and outlines and their settings
Blackwork Fill Options
Digitize a Blackwork Flower
Positioning your design on your project
Printing a Template
Creating a graphic for applique in Art Canvas
Exporting your graphic
Blanket Stitch Applique
Inserting a fill stitch into your applique
Other Outline stitches for applique
Using the Carving Stamp to add interest.
Digitize an applique rooster for a towel topper
Instructions for the construction of the Towel Topper
Lettering in Art Canvas
Digitize a monogrammed lingerie bag
Instructions for hooping and constructing the lingerie bag
The Freehand Tools
Removing overlaps with textured edge
Digitize a Daffodil from a photograph
Create an applique outline to apply your successful test sews to projects.