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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] we now have a Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine
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|manufacturer=Brother
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|model=Innov-is 750E
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|obtained=[[Embroidery Pledge|Pledge Drive]]
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|obtaineddate=August 2016
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|location=Craft Room
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|team=Craft & Textiles
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|induction=Yes
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|defunct=
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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] in 2016 the Space has a '''Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine'''.
  
[[File:NV750EU1 l.jpg|675px]]
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==How to use==
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Some guideline on using the machine are on the [[Embroidery Machine/Inductions]] page. Also, see the manuals and web-videos linked below.
  
===Manuals===
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==Bobbin==
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Plastic
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Size 11.5mm/ approx. 7/16inch, parts ref. XA5539-151
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[[File:Bobbin.gif|thumb|Brother XA5539-151 bobbin]]
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==Needle==
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75/11 OR 90//14
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==Threads==
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Special Machine embroidery threads
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==Software==
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The official software for the machine is available online, but costs about £400 see [https://www.brothersewingshop.co.uk/software Software (Brother)]. The space has a license to run a single copy on site. However, there are alternatives:
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===PE Design===
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As the [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|Manual]] explains, if you are just importing and tweaking .bmp files, so you can use any image editor to make your design, then tweak it in PE Design.
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====Creating a .bmp====
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Many program can create .bmp bitmaps:
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* [https://www.getpaint.net Paint.net] (Windows)
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* GIMP (Windows, Linux)
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* [http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net mtPaint] (Windows, Linux)
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Other programs can export .png bitmaps which can be converted to .bmp files:
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* Inkscape (Windows, Linux)
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==Manuals==
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|Quick Reference Guide]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|Quick Reference Guide]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Operation_Manual.pdf|Operation Manual]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Operation_Manual.pdf|Operation Manual]]
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* [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|PE-Design Plus Instruction Manual]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|PE-Design Plus Instruction Manual]]
  
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
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==Further reading==
 
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* [http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/embroidery-design-on-linux-now-possible-with-thred Embroidery design on Linux now possible with Thred (libregraphicsworld.org)]
===Induction Notes===
 
Pre-work - read through the Quick Ref guide. (Not mandatory, but helps)
 
  
Machine Setup
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Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -
* Card activated by inductor
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* Upper thread take-up arm problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiuDKcCfj4U
* Ensuring a clear work area
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* Bobbin case tension testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBV-MJI9RHg
* Winding a lower bobbin
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* Needle hook timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO0hJHLMFo
** '''Ensure thread is properly around tensioner when winding a bobbin'''
 
* Installing lower bobbin
 
* Installing upper bobbin and threading through
 
** Ensure top bobbin is fully to the right, and bobbin holder is butted against it correctly
 
  
Initial runthrough using built-in functions
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==Servicing==
* Inserting frame
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Taking the machine apart is quite complex, however this video, whilst for a slightly different model, was a great help in locating all the screws and internal clips. [https://youtu.be/Cy-wNw8_kuU YouTube]
** Also cover how to apply backing material
 
** What to do if material is smaller than frame (support it with backing material)
 
* Sew text and a frame
 
* Include adjusting the size and layout of the design
 
* How to change thread colour
 
* Finishing the design
 
** '''Only ever press the thread cut button ONCE''' Only required at the end of the design
 
* Removing the frame and work
 
  
Using the PC software
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==Pledge Drives==
* Using the PC to get a design set up
 
* Compatible filetypes for the machine are .pes and .dst
 
** Use the Nottinghack H? Can even have a scout-badge style design for them to create as part of induction to take away
 
* Transferring the design from PC to Machine
 
** '''Ensure machine isn't simply sewing over same area repeatedly''' Watch machine during initial sewing, and ensure you are in the same area during operation
 
  
Pack down
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* Past pledge drive for a professional machine: [[Professional Embroidery Machine Pledge]].
* Removing top bobbin and thread
 
* Dust cover
 
  
Special attention areas
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[[Category:Craft and textiles]]
* Do not use thread cutter button if thread is already cut, or a heavy gauge thread (like nylon or #30 thread)
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[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
* Ensure thread is properly around tensioner when spooling a bobbin for the underneath
 
[[File:Embroidery bobbin error.jpg|thumbnail|badly tensioned bobbin]]
 
* Make sure top bobbin is properly pushed to the right and holder butted against it
 
* Set machine up THEN attach frame
 

Latest revision as of 20:03, 5 April 2022

Embroidery Machine
NV750EU1 l.jpg
Manufacturer Brother
Model Innov-is 750E
Obtained Pledge Drive (August 2016)
Location Craft Room
Team Craft & Textiles
Induction Required Yes (use request form)
Booking {{{booking}}}
Status Defunct
Tools:   all pageslistPower ToolsBroken tools     {{}}

Thanks to the Embroidery Pledge in 2016 the Space has a Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine.

How to use

Some guideline on using the machine are on the Embroidery Machine/Inductions page. Also, see the manuals and web-videos linked below.

Bobbin

Plastic Size 11.5mm/ approx. 7/16inch, parts ref. XA5539-151

Brother XA5539-151 bobbin

Needle

75/11 OR 90//14

Threads

Special Machine embroidery threads

Software

The official software for the machine is available online, but costs about £400 see Software (Brother). The space has a license to run a single copy on site. However, there are alternatives:

PE Design

As the Manual explains, if you are just importing and tweaking .bmp files, so you can use any image editor to make your design, then tweak it in PE Design.

Creating a .bmp

Many program can create .bmp bitmaps:

Other programs can export .png bitmaps which can be converted to .bmp files:

  • Inkscape (Windows, Linux)

Manuals

Further reading

Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -

Servicing

Taking the machine apart is quite complex, however this video, whilst for a slightly different model, was a great help in locating all the screws and internal clips. YouTube

Pledge Drives