Wrap a small wide rubberband around the screw until it is snug. This helps
long time Hans' customer Gloria Anderson tighten the screw on her Deco 600
Here is a tip from Hans'
customer Eileen O. Take an empty plastic milk container --a gallon size
works well for large hoops! Cut out the bottom and top. Now when you want to
spray stabilizer that is already in your embroidery hoop (see "Hooping
Really Thick Fabrics") set the container in the hoop and spray
away! Residue clings to the insides of the container, not your hoop or
- Artista Editor/Customizer/Designer Software rule
As with other design software, make sure you are happy with your design in
every way possible before you begin changing its size. A great
feature of this program is that we can rescale designs, but when the
software rescales, it must completely reprocess the design and it will follow set internal
default rules to do it So first
make all changes to the design (for example: adding or deleting stitches,
making new entrance and exit points, sometimes changing stitch angles etc.). Then, group all objects.
Then scale up or down in size.
- Links to Embroidery Designs on the Web: Looking for designs for
your new Janome or Bernina Artista or Bernina Deco embroidery machine? below
are some good starting places:
- Designs (free and/or for sale) in the ART format. Click
- Designs (free and/or for sale) in the SEW format. Click
- The classic site for Deco 600 and 650 owners: AnntheGran
- Easy Hooping Tip: Tape double-sided tape to the bottom of the sides
of your inner hoop. Lay the taped hoop on your fabric. -It will be easy to
insert the fabric and inner hoop into the outer hoop without your fabric
- Bobbin Thread coming up to the top Here are
some fixes to try if your bobbin thread starts coming up to the top:
- Loosen your top tension. If you are using certain metallic threads, or
a thinner bobbin thread, you may need to loosen the top tension of your
- Just rethread the machine. Particularly if the problem showed up at a
color change --it is possible you've missed a bit of the thread path or
the thread isn't seated properly in the tension disks.
- Put in a new needle. We recommend a new needle every 6 to 8 hours, but
sometimes, with hoop embroidery, and depending on the fabric, you may
need a new needle even sooner. It surprises me how often this simple
change takes care of the problem.
- Is it time to clean the bobbin area? Hoop embroidery can result in a
surprising amount of lint. --Really clean the area well. Look carefully
for little stray threads behind the bobbin.
- Are you doing really small lettering? (like 1/3 to 1/4 of an inch
high)? Often times you will see a bit of bobbin thread coming up to the
top in that instance even when all settings are just right. -Try using
the same color thread in your top and bobbin.
- Thoughts for Beginners: Use firmly
woven fabrics to start with, good cotton or linen napkins, aprons or
tablecloths for example. We are all tempted to start out with our old
T-shirts but sometimes those threadbare stretchy knits are the most
challenging to hoop and stabilize correctly! Start out with a design that
has fewer stitches or takes less time than some others. The denser the
stitching, the more critical it is to use enough stabilizer and to hoop your
fabric just right. Monograms are a great place to start!
- Getting Rid of Puckers: sometimes puckered
fabric around your embroidered motif is the result of pulling the fabric too
hard when hooping. But sometimes, it's just puckery fabric! We've had good
luck with the following tip: After embroidering, take your piece out
of the hoop. Turn it face down onto a thick towell. Spray the embroidered
area with starch (you can make a solution of 1 part liquid starch to 2 parts
water and put in a spray bottle). Press with an iron set to a temperature
appropriate to your fabric. If puckers don't disappear, repeat.
- Hooping really thick fabrics: Sometimes it is hard
to get a really thirsty towel into your hoop. The answer? Don't! Hoop tear-away
stabilizer. Spray it with temporary spray adhesive. (Mold tin foil around your
hoop so that it doesn't get sticky, or try our new milk
- Yenmet metallic thread project ideas: Look
at these great ideas from the folks at Oklahoma Embroidery Supply and Design
(OESD)! For more Yenmet tips or to order Yenmet thread Online just log in
with our dealer code: 101-99-2071 at Embroidery
- 1. Use Pearlessence white #7003 (AN-1) for whites of eyes, the
bellies of fish, water, snow, reflections, glass, angel's wings and
- 2. Substitute any one or two regular colors with a solid color
metallic thread to give designs new life without being too gaudy.
- 3. Select Yenmet thread for decorative sewing embellishments, machine
quilting and thread painting.
- 4. The Midas Touch - turn any design into pure gold (or silver)! Sew
floral designs, geometric designs and other open designs in one solid
gold color to bring out a rich feeling on any garment or home decor
- 5. Black metallic is perfect for wrought iron, car details, and
- 6. Select a few colors from the Star Dust Silver Collection to
brighten up large fill in areas of a design that would ordinarily have a
- 7. Colors from the Star Dust Gold Collection add a rich touch to
darker fabrics and home décor items. Embellish with gold trims and
tassels for a genuinely elegant finish.
- 8. Christmas projects shine uniquely with the green and red from both
the Star Dust Gold and Silver Collections. From green and gold holly
boughs to giving Santa a sparkling suit this year, these colors add a
new designer look and a new twist on the traditional designs.
- 9. Add a professional finish to sport team jerseys, jackets, band
uniforms and other team names and projects by using the bright bold gold
metallic threads. With the ability to handle heavy washings and
bleachings, this thread will hold up longer than the article of
- 10. For details on weather worn copper and bronze such as the Statue
of Liberty or the Liberty Bell, use the Pearlessence green #7035 (AN-9)
for the perfect match.
- 11. Select Pearlessence peach #7003 (AN-1) for perfect glowing
will make people look twice.
- 12. Transform stars into a twinkling heavenly host with Yenmet silver
- 13. Select gold Yenmet metallic thread for a new twist to outlines on
any design for a bright finish and shine.
- 14. For truly a fine finish, use black metallic Yenmet from the solid
metallic thread collection for outlines in animals and other outlined
- 15. Celebrate Halloween with metallics! Stock up on black and orange
for this most decorated holiday outside of Christmas.