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Redwork Fill

This tutorial explains how to fill empty area with Redwork fill pattern. It is also possible to fill color areas of converted background image.

Note: See also Double-click to Fill Empty Area in Editor, Quilt Fill, Fractal Fill, Celtic Knots Fill and Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Open some design using "File > Open" menu, for example open free design "squirrel".

3 - Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches (Picture No. 1).

1. Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches

Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches

4 - Select the "Redwork" type of filling (Picture No. 2).

2. Select Redwork fill type

Select Redwork fill type

5 - A dialog with "Redwork" fill settings will appear (Picture No. 3). Select pattern, change parameters and click "OK" button to fill clicked empty area.

3. Redwork fill settings

Redwork fill settings

Redwork Fill Settings

There are various parameters available, allowing you to create a lot of combinations:

Type - Choose redwork fill pattern.

Offset - Specify the offset from outside boundary (i.e. offset from hoop edges in this example) which is not filled.

Bounce - Specify the bounce from cavities (i.e. offset from "squirrel" in this example, because this is cavity in filled area).

Distance - Specify the distance between redwork elements.

Angle - Specify angle of fill pattern rotation, 360 deg means random angle.

Deflection - Specify deflection for waves fill pattern.

Period - Specify period of waves fill pattern.

Stitch Length - Specify the stitch length.

Layers - Specify the layers (strands of thread) for stitching.

Check pictures below showing various fills:

Fill Pattern "Contours Outwards"

4. Redwork fill pattern "Contours Outwards", bounce 8 mm

Redwork fill pattern "Contours Outwards", bounce 8 mm

Fill Pattern "Waves 1"

5. Redwork fill pattern "Waves 1", bounce 8 mm

Redwork fill pattern "Waves 1", bounce 8 mm

Fill Pattern "Hexagons 1"

6. Redwork fill pattern "Hexagons 1", bounce 8 mm

Redwork fill pattern "Hexagons 1", bounce 8 mm

Custom Patterns

6 - It is possible to add custom patterns for filling (valid per one session). Click button "..." (no. 1 in Picture No. 7).

7. Custom patterns are available

Custom patterns are available

7 - Select fill pattern from patterns available in Cross Stitch plug-in (Picture No. 8). It is possible to create brand new fill patterns in Cross Stitch plug-in.

8. Select fill pattern from patterns available in Cross Stitch plug-in

Select fill pattern from patterns available in Cross Stitch plug-in

9. Redwork fill pattern based on Cross Stitch fill pattern

Redwork fill pattern based on Cross Stitch fill pattern

Image Converted to Stitches

8 - It is possible to convert color areas in background image to stitches and fill them with Redwork patterns (Picture No. 10, 11 and 12).

Note: See also Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

10. Convert background image to stitches

Convert background image to stitches

11. Image converted to stitches, filled with Redwork "Contours Inwards" (offset and bounce is 0 mm)

 Image converted to stitches, filled with Redwork "Contours Inwards" (offset and bounce is 0 mm)

12. Image converted to stitches, filled with Redwork "Waves 1" (offset and bounce is 0 mm)

Image converted to stitches, filled with Redwork "Waves 1" (offset and bounce is 0 mm)

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