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String Stitch July 9, 2018

String (Paghadi) Stitch Visually stunning new stitch type for added creativity Create outline or filled shapes with overlapping ‘string art’ stitching for decorative effects. This stitch is also used to attach mirror pieces commonly known as ‘Paghadi’ in India. Create impressive new artistic and practical stitch effects Attach mirrors typically… Read more

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2018 Calendar of Events February 27, 2018

Put Balboa on your Calendar and Join us: Two Webinars each month, Live Q and A’s, Trade Shows, 3 Day Classes and more! Read more

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3 Day Class Nashville, August February 27, 2018

3 DAY DIGITIZING CLASS, August 14th, 15th and 16th, Nashville, $550 Read more

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3 Day Class, Palm Springs CA, August February 27, 2018

3 DAY DIGITIZING CLASS, August 28th – 30th, In beautiful Downtown Pam Springs CA $550 Read more

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3 Day Class, Palm Spring CA, June February 27, 2018

3 DAY DIGITIZING CLASS, June 5th-7th, Sorry you missed it! Held in beautiful Downtown Palm Springs Read more

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Custom Designs January 2, 2018

Lee and Keith Caroselli have been the proud recipients of numerous International Grand Prizes.  The realism in their work is unsurpassed.  They are recognized world wide for their Excellence and Innovation in Embroidery and have been voted into the Embroidery Hall of Fame by their Peers.  The Elvis Presley Stamp,… Read more

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E4 Designing December 30, 2017

 Ultimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software Embroidery Studio E4 is set up on a modular basis.  You can add features or Elements that will give you all of the Advanced level features, or you may add individual Elements to tailor make the software for your individual business. If you would like to go to… Read more

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E4 Decoratiing December 30, 2017

Professional Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software Embroidery Studio Decorating is the new standard for custom embroidery shops and apparel decorators expanding into embroidery. With a simple graphics digitizing approach, full control of lettering and stitch settings and over 200 professional embroidery fonts, you can produce your own commercial embroidery designs more… Read more

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E4 Lettering and Editing December 30, 2017

Embroidery Studio E4 Lettering  Lettering, Monogramming, Customizing and Machine Connection Software Powerful automatic lettering, customizing and machine connection software for non-digitizing staff in a retail embroidery shop or production facility. With full professional control of all lettering and stitch settings, over 200 digitized embroidery fonts and automatic stitching of TrueType… Read more

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E4 Elements December 30, 2017

Ultimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software Embroidery Studio E4 is set up on a modular basis.  You can add features, or Elements, that will give you all of the Advanced level features, or you may add individual Elements to tailor make the software for your individual business. If you would like to go to… Read more

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Spiral Fills December 29, 2017

Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object Fills selected shapes with spiral running stitch which matches the outline of the shape • Adjustable start point for the spiral provides many variations • Convert to other stitch types including motif run* and sequin run**… Read more

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Motifs December 29, 2017

Create and reuse patterns for runs & fills Once you’ve created or digitized a patterned fill you like, e.g. repeated hearts, diamonds, etc, store it away as a Motif and use it whenever you want over and over again. Any pattern you create can be saved as a Motif. Create repeating,… Read more

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Curved Fills December 29, 2017

Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object. Complex shadings and open fills add dimension, color and perspective to embroidered designs. Simple menu selections let you create a range of effects using complex combinations of stitch patterns, spacing, angles and more. Florentine Effects Effects… Read more

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Shading and Open Fills December 29, 2017

Add depth and dimension to your embroidery with powerful shadows, shades and open fills. Complex shadings and open fills add dimension, color and perspective to embroidered designs. Complex shadings and open fills add dimension, color and perspective to embroidered designs. Simple menu selections let you create a range of effects… Read more

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Photo Flash December 29, 2017

Convert black and white, grayscale and color images into multi-color artistic stitching Converts any photographic file into a color digitized file Automatically handles spacing Specify row and stitch angles Photo Flash converts any photographic file into a color digitized file, adjusting the background to match the fabric color you’ll be stitching… Read more

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Custom Splits December 29, 2017

Add carving, embossing and other dimensional effects to your embroidery. Creates texture and details without increasing stitch count. Split Lines: Lets you add dimension and detail by creating a line that splits the object—a fill pattern for instance is repeated on both sides of the split. Specify the length, size… Read more

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Auto Arrangements December 29, 2017

Create and duplicate objects and place them perfectly!  Set up your patches instantly! Create mirror images of any object and then position it anywhere you like. Use Mirror-Merge to flip an object horizontally and vertically or mirror objects on an axis that you draw. Mirror-Merge puts the new object on… Read more

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Team Names Advanced December 29, 2017

Take Your List right from the email, copy it to your Team name list, and you are ready to Go! Personalize team and corporate logos quickly and efficiently EmbroideryStudio Team Names Advanced lets you take a single design, and then personalize it with names from a list: basically the same… Read more

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Offsets Advanced December 29, 2017

The Easy Way to Outline the most complicated Objects Creates automatic outlines and offset borders Borders can be any combination of 10 object types Multiple offsets each with its own independent object type, color, size and more Offsets Advanced gives you more power and creative options for highlighting and adding outlines… Read more

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How to make a Bad Design Good November 25, 2017

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

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NEW Webinar: Creating Rope and Chain November 19, 2017

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

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Digitizing Essentials…Where to Begin October 11, 2017

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

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Easy Embroidery Alignment October 6, 2017

You can add interest by making the background fill an embossed version of the logo. Here, Wilcom’s Program Split was used with the logo to add texture to a plain background. Let’s say you just finished an embroidery job — a left-chest logo stitched on shirts and hats — and… Read more

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Tour Wilcom E4 Recording July 28, 2017

Not just a Tour, a Digitizing Class Using E4! See how Wilcom’s E4 features can help with your digitizing. A 90 minute look at the new features, and the tried and true.
Those that you have grown to love in Wilcom!
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E4 Digitizing and Editing July 28, 2017

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

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Schedule Your One-on-One Class Today June 20, 2017

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

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Balboa’s Learn to Digitize 3 Day Class in Palm Springs, CA June 14, 2017

Great Class…Sorry you missed it. Purchase our Learn to Digitize videos to get a head start on what you will learn!
Next year…Visit beautiful Plam Springs and take part in our live classes!
Get a good foundation, with answers to Small Lettering, Underlay and Push Pull and how to Blend and Shade! Three full days of Classes where you will LEARN BALBOA’S SECRETS. Read more

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Balboa’s Learn to Digitize 3 Day Class in Nashville, TN June 14, 2017

Great Class…Sorry you missed it!
Purchase our Learn to Digitize videos to get a head start on what you will learn! Next year plan to attend the live classes!
Master Digitizing, from FUNDAMENTALS to the most intricate parts of Embroidery!. Three Day Classes with Labs with one on one instruction. Put it on your wish list for next Year! Read more

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How to Work With Push-Pull Compensation June 14, 2017

From Impressions Magazine June 25, 2013 How to Work With Push-Pull Compensation Digitize to work with your embroidery machine rather than using compensations or corrections that have been built into digitizing software programs. June 25, 2013 By Lee Caroselli-Barnes, Contributing Writer   There are two great mysteries that digitizers must… Read more

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How to Achieve Shading in Embroidery June 14, 2017

From Impressions Magazine, April 23, 2013 How to Achieve Shading in Embroidery Getting a realistic 3-D embroidered image requires understanding the physics of art, which is the basis of the interplay between color blending and shading. By Lee Caroselli-Barnes, Contributing Writer   Although the terms “blending” and “shading” often are… Read more

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Wilcom E4 is Here! June 7, 2017

Buying Wilcom? We sell it here! Why would you buy it from anyone but Balboa.  We use it, we train on it, we support it.  You will get everything Wilcom offers and You will get Balboa’s Exceptional Support and Training!          Updating? You will get all of the features, or Elements,  that you… Read more

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