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Read and chat about Balboa’s Award winning digitizing and editing techniques. Gain an understanding of Digitizing that comes from sharing.
Featuring great tips and articles from Balboa Threadwork’s founder, Lee Caroselli, voted one of our Industry’s  most influential people five years in a row.

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learn to digitize training
Learn to digitize and edit with Balboa’s Tutorials. Learn the basics, and form a strong foundation. Then, Learn the Fine Points of Digitizing, How to Blend and Shade to minimize stitches and maximize effect. Learn Balboa’s innovative techniques to make your Designs run well and look beautiful.

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In 1987, Balboa introduced the concept of Stock Designs, and their line of Stock Embroidery Designs. In 1991, they made history again by showing the world their Blending and Shading. It is this quest for innovation & excellence that is behind the Balboa designs.

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In keeping with Balboa’s quest for excellence, Balboa sells and supports Wilcom digitizing software. Whether you are purchasing your first digitizing package, or adding to your current Wilcom, Balboa will help tailor your package to your individual needs.

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One on One Personal Classes

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3 Day Class, Palm Springs CA, August

3 DAY DIGITIZING CLASS, August 28th – 30th, In beautiful Downtown Pam Springs CA $450 Read more

3 Day Class, Palm Spring CA, June

3 DAY DIGITIZING CLASS, June 2018…SORRY YOU MISSED IT! Awesome Class! Read more

How to make a Bad Design Good

All of us have that one design that is a pain to run, but the customer is a good one, so you endure the thread breaks, and the card board look.. We are going to take a couple of your worst nightmares apart and make them a dream to run.

You will see the design as stitched, and as it appears on the screen. Then you will see what to do to make it stitch as well as it looks! Read more

NEW Webinar: Creating Rope and Chain

Use your basic stitches to create the illusion of a fully shaded link of chain or section of rope. Define each section or link without outlining it. It is so easy you will be looking for more ways to use it! Read more

Digitizing Essentials…Where to Begin

Let’s start with the Essentials. It is essential to understand the basics. To understand the process. Learn how to take what you know the machine will do, and use it as your “Rule Book”. Work with the machine…NOT against it! Read more

E4 Digitizing and Editing

See new ways to Digitize on E4! Learn Techniques that will allow you to Digitize and Edit with Ease. Make your Digitizing fun and rewarding! Create designs that bring your customers back and make production a breeze! Read more

Schedule Your One-on-One Class Today

New One On One Personal Classes using Your software on Your computer. We will teach you techniques that will give you instant answers to your problems, and you will be practicing those techniques in real time, with real help! Read more

Design Packages

E4 Designing

E4 DESIGNING HAS IT ALL! It’s time for the Best Software… with the Best Training… AND Balboa is the Only way to Go!… Windows 11 is being released as we speak. You may not be ready for it, but you do need to make sure that when you update your… Read more

Recent Blog Posts

Creating Small Letters

September 10, 2019

In embroidery, no detail is more important than lettering. Your designs are labels for your customers and they must be able to read those labels — even the small print. However, what is easily read in print is not always easily read in thread. Read more

Creating Small Letters Videos

October 26, 2018

Fonts will become easy to manage when you understand how they are built and you will find that you, too can create your own lettering for that special customer. Choose from Lettering Part 1 and 2, Quick Steps to Small Lettering, or get them all with our Complete Learning Package Read more