Sunflower
How to turn a photo of a sunflower into stitches for your machine.
Take a nice picture of a flower you like. You can
right click and save this flower if you wish to use it.
The first thing I did was print a copy of the flower
and using an ink pen to outline the petals so they are
more defined and easier to see.
After studying the picture, take a colored pen and
fill in the petals in the background with a different
color. These petals will be the first ones to work
on.
Open Embird Studio. In the top left corner click on
Edit and then Preferences at the bottom of the
drop-down box. The only thing to do here is set
your hoop size, use a 4" X 4" or a 10cm X 10cm
hoop size. They are both the same size. See picture
above.
Next bring in the sunflower picture. Go to the top
left corner and click on Image, then Import. Find
where you downloaded the sunflower picture and
click on open, then the next window that opens
click on yes. You will now see your sunflower. The
flower will be very large. Click on the Zoom tool
located as the 3rd button down on the left tool bar
and right click on the picture until you can see the
whole flower. On the Zoom tool left click to make
it larger and right click to make it smaller.
Click on the Fill Tool the 6th one down on your
left tool bar.
On the tool bar on the right side, make sure that
your  A,B, and C are the same as I have. The only
thing we will be changing as we go along are B, the
stitch direction.
Use the fill tool and click at the same place I
started. I changed the stitch direction to 120,
and I will be using Fill 2 in this tutorial.
At this time I am going to make the areas I
am working with green, just so I can tell
where I am. When I get finished I will
change the completed petals back to yellow,
the correct color.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where I
clicked for 1 and 2. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Continue clicking around the petal. Just before you get
to the end, right click and click on close edges. You
can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.

The first petal is complete.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 65. Continue
clicking around the petal. Just before you get to the
end, right click and click on close edges. You can
adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 7 and 8. Right
click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch, creating no jump
stitches this way. I changed the stitch direction to
25. Continue clicking around the petal. Just before
you get to the end, right click and click on close
edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where
I clicked for 13, 14 and 15. Right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch, creating no jump
stitches this way. I changed the stitch direction to
-15. Continue clicking around the petal. Just
before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this
time. Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top of
your last stitch. No jump stitches will be created this
way. We will use the Single Stitch this time. You can
see where I clicked for 19, 20 and 21. Right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch, creating no
jump stitches this way. I changed the stitch
direction to -20. Continue clicking around the
petal. Just before you get to the end, right click
and click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use the
Single Stitch this time. You can see where I
clicked for 26, 27 and 28. Right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch, creating no jump
stitches this way. I changed the stitch direction to
-55. Continue clicking around the petal. Just
before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this
time. Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 33, 34 and
35. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch, creating no
jump stitches this way. I changed the stitch
direction to 60. Continue clicking around the
petal. Just before you get to the end, right click
and click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your
first stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where
I clicked for 40, 41 and 42. Right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your
first stitch on top of your last stitch, creating
no jump stitches this way. I changed the
stitch direction to 70. Continue clicking
around the petal. Just before you get to the
end, right click and click on close edges.
You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number
three key on your key board. This will put
your first stitch on top of your last stitch. No
jump stitches will be created this way. We
will use the Single Stitch this time. You can
see where I clicked for 47, 48, 49, 50 and
51. Right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number
three key on your key board. This will put
your first stitch on top of your last stitch,
creating no jump stitches this way. I
changed the stitch direction to 15.
Continue clicking around the petal. Just
before you get to the end, right click and
click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where
I clicked for 56, and 57. Right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your
first stitch on top of your last stitch, creating
no jump stitches this way. I changed the
stitch direction to 20. Continue clicking
around the petal. Just before you get to the
end, right click and click on close edges.
You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches
will be created this way. We will use the Single
Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for
62, 63 and 64. Right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch, creating no
jump stitches this way. I changed the stitch
direction to -15. Continue clicking around the
petal. Just before you get to the end, right click
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on
Click the outline tool and hit the number
three key on your key board. This will put
your first stitch on top of your last stitch. No
jump stitches will be created this way. We
will use the Single Stitch this time. You can
see where I clicked for 69, 70 and 71. Right
click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch, creating no
direction to 110. Continue clicking around the
stitch on top of your last stitch, creating no
petal. Just before you get to the end, right
jump stitches this way. I changed the stitch
click and click on close edges. You can adjust
your nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
If you have been working along with me,
and you 3D your work, it should look like
the picture above.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 76 and 77.
Right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
On the right side you will see that up to this point you
have 23 files.  Click the Ctrl and A key on your
keyboard  and this will select all of the files. You can
right click and group the files. Now there will be only  
one file on the right side.
The petals that we have not digitized yet have
some petals that are over-lapped by other
petals. In order for the petals to look proper, I
will digitize the petals in the order shown
above.  I will make the areas I will be working
with red, so I can tell where I am.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch, creating no jump
stitches this way. I changed the stitch direction
to 88. Be sure to over lap the green. Continue
clicking around the petal. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges.
You can adjust your nodes at this time. Now
right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 83 and 84.
Right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 60. Be sure to
over lap the green. Continue clicking around the
petal. Just before you get to the end, right click and
click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at
this time. Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your
first stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where
I clicked for 88 and 89. Right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to -10. Be sure to
over lap the green. Continue clicking around the
petal. Just before you get to the end, right click and
click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at
this time. Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use the
Single Stitch this time. You can see where I
clicked for 94 and 95. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your last
stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed the
stitch direction to -45. Be sure to over lap the green.
Continue clicking around the petal. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges. You can
adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use the
Single Stitch this time. You can see where I
clicked for 101 and 102. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way.
I changed the stitch direction to 25. Be sure to over
lap the green. Continue clicking around the petal. Just
before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches
this way. I changed the stitch direction to 65. Be
sure to over lap the green. Continue clicking
around the petal. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust
your nodes at this time. Now right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 115 116 and
117. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch
on top of your last stitch, creating no jump
stitches this way. I changed the stitch direction to
135. Be sure to over lap the green. Continue
clicking around the petal. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges. You
can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right
click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
If you have been working along with me, and
you 3D your work, it should look like the picture
above.
The petals that we have not digitized yet will be
over-lapped other petals. In order for the petals to look
proper, I will digitize the petals in the order shown
above.  I will make the areas I will be working with
blue, so I can tell where I am. Make sure you
over-lapped the other petals
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to -35. Be sure to over lap the green
and red. Continue clicking around the petal. Just before
you get to the end, right click and click on close edges.
You can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click
and click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 128. Right
click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key
on this way. I changed the stitch direction to 0. Be
sure to over lap the green and red. Continue
clicking around the petal. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges. You
can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click
and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches
will be created this way. We will use the Single
Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for
134, 135, 136 and 137. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 85. Be sure to
over lap the green and red. Continue clicking around
the petal. Just before you get to the end, right click
and click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes
at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches
key on your key board. This will put your first
will be created this way. We will use the Single
Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for
144. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches
this way. I changed the stitch direction to -25. Be
sure to over lap the green and red. Continue
clicking around the petal. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges. You
can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click
and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches
key on your key board. This will put your first
will be created this way. We will use the Single
Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for
149. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 25. Be sure
to over lap the green and red. Continue clicking
around the petal. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust
your nodes at this time. Now right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 153, and
154. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 105. Be sure
to over lap the green and red. Continue clicking
around the petal. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust
your nodes at this time. Now right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
We are finished with all of the petals. If you have been
working along with me, and you 3D your work, it should
look like the picture above.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 15. Be sure to
over lap the green and red. Continue clicking around
the petal. Just before you get to the end, right click
and click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes
at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
This is my finished sunflower. I made the 3
layers of petals three different shades of yellow,
the middle, brown. Using the outline tool, I went
up and down on some of the petals to make
some  highlights.
Now, to make the correct size. Click on Ctrl & A at the
same time on your key board, all of your files will now be
selected. Right click and click on group 1. You will now
have only one file on your right side.

Click on Transform at the top, them click on
Transformation Window.

See the box below.
Click on the 4th button from the left.

You will see 2 sets of numbers. Take the largest one and right
or left click on it till you get it to 3.95. This will be just right
for a 4 X 4 hoop. Now click on apply and close.

Generate stitches.

You can make your file any color you want by left clicking on
a color in the color box and dragging that color down to your
file.

YOU ARE DONE !!!!!!!!

Save your work.
Click on design and save as.

This will save it as an EOF file. You can always open the
EOF file in Studio and make changes at a late date if need
be.

Click on Design.

Compile and put into Editor. Save it in your file type.
When it opens in Editor, look it over. If you are happy
with the results, take it into your embroidery machine and
stitch out your finished product.
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If you follow along with me,  when you are
finished you should have no jump stitches