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===Induction Notes===
Pre-work - read through the Quick Ref guide. (Not mandatory, but helps)
Machine Setup
{{also|Embroidery Machine/Inductions}}
* Card activated by inductor
* Ensuring a clear work area
* Check the lower bobbin has plenty of thread of an appropriate colour
* Winding a lower bobbin
** '''Ensure thread is properly around tensioner when winding a bobbin'''
** bobbin winding does not stop on its own - you need to watch for it getting full and stop the winding when it starts to have trouble
* 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
* Inserting frame
** 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
* 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
* Removing top bobbin and thread
* Dust cover
Special attention areas
* Do not use thread cutter button if thread is already cut, or a heavy gauge thread (like nylon or #30 thread)
* 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
Mounting garments, etc.
* cupping of garments
* dealing with small items on a big frame
* continuing existing designs and building up large areas
* spray mount
* special materials (e.g. towelling and velvet with a nap)
* water-soluble interfacing
The Changing Of The Needle
* the needle needs to be tight in the collet, finger tight is not adequate, use the screwdriver provided!
===further reading===
[http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/embroidery-design-on-linux-now-possible-with-thred linux software @ libregraphicsworld.org]
Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -
* Upper thread take-up arm problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiuDKcCfj4U
* Bobbin case tension testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBV-MJI9RHg
* Needle hook timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO0hJHLMFo

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