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PhotoStitch and custom fancy fill using Bernina Embroidery software DesignerPlus V8


Hey there my name is Lou Robertson. I am very happy and excited to have my first post on the Bernina blog as Bernina Software Ambassador.

Firstly, I am a mother of 2 gorgeous kids and wife to one of the best sewing machine tech’s here in Brisbane Australia. I own an embroidery business (Anything Embroidered) where I love to do all types of different digitizing & embroidery requests for my clients.

Recently, I have been a proud owner of the NEW Bernina Embroidery software DesignerPlus V8 and wanted to share a great modern design / project that has hit the tattoo industry by storm! The original digital artwork was created by Miyume this is a Trash Polka style tattoo. Trash Polka is a style of tattoo art that began at Buena Vista Tattoo Club in Würzburg, Germany by Simone Plaff and Volko Merschky. The style resembles a combination of fine art of “realism and trash; the nature and the abstract; technology and humanity; past, present, and future.

With the new BERNINA DesignerPlus V8 Software. I have created a mixture of PhotoStitch and custom fancy fills to show off the features of this design. I have used the new colour photo stitch feature to get the right subtle blend of colours without it standing out too much so that the main feature of Fancy Fill would stand out more than the rest of the design giving an abstract effect. If you look at the horns closely you can see I used a fancy fill to give it that bone effect by changing the stitch angle of the fill. I used the closed object feature and statin stitch to do the lips and animal print part of the design.

I found the new BERNINA DesignerPlus V8 Software very user friendly and easy to navigate around with great menu layouts, shortcuts with simple icons for feature identification and excellent Integrated Design Library. I cannot wait to get creative with new modern day designs to suit everyone’s taste from dark and gothic to bright and pretty.

Try the new BERNINA DesignerPlus V8 Software – 30-day FREE Trial and leave your feedback in the comments below.

What about MAC OS Support?
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 can be used on an Intel based Mac in combination with Apple Boot Camp and Microsoft Windows® 7, 8 or 10. The hyperlink below provides you all information you need to install the Windows® operating system on your Mac computer.

Please feel free to follow me on Facebook for day to day activities using this great Bernina software.

Used Products:
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8

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  • harold coyer

    I see you publish that is first-rate never seen before. Your post suggests excellent information. I need to share my experience. I have seen a website that gives me satisfactory machine embroidery at a quality low-cost price.

  • diana davis

    can you purchase the photostitch program separately and if so what is the price

  • Dee Watts

    Wow that looks awesome – I would expect no less from you – always the perfectionist 🙂 both you and your husband have so much passion for this business and have helped me more than you will ever know – your knowledge never ceases to amaze me – you are an inspiration and are well suited as Bernina’s Software Ambassador.. ..congratulations

  • Lyn Mckinnon

    I am so pleased for you Lou, and thrilled with the service both you and your husband give to us all, thank you very much, I have ordered my upgrade and am so looking forward to using it.. Kindest regards Lyn McKinnon
    U and I Unique embroidery and art

    • lourobertson

      We are just like you Lyn! We love to help people and I think it really shows when you love what you do 🙂 This software is great and I am excited to see how creative you can be with U and I embroidery. Remember if you need any help I’m always here for advise and support 🙂

      • Lyn Mckinnon

        thank you so much, will follow you closely on facebook …Thank you lovely lady

  • Chardhay

    Lou’s work is always amazing and performed to the best of her ability. Her customer service is outstanable, as well as her personality. You couldn’t get a better job anywhere else.

    • lourobertson

      my bubbly personality is down to being around lovely people like yourself hun. Thanks you for your support and watch this space as there is a lot more to come 🙂

  • Phil Cutcliffe

    Lou did fantastic work for us. Very generous, friendly,
    punctual and professional.

    • lourobertson

      Thank you Phil 🙂 It’s down to software like this that I am able to support charities like yourself and I love every second of it 🙂 If you need any support again I am more than happy to help out.

  • Michelle Charles

    Congrats Lou, your experience will serve you and your customers well in this new endeavor. Good luck and have fun!!!!! x Michelle

    • lourobertson

      This software is great! wait until you see the global effect 🙂

    • lourobertson

      Can not wait to do some shirts for your son I know it will help him a lot 🙂

  • Helen

    This work is amazing an Lou does beautiful work is always on the journey for helping others to gain as much fun and experience with anything to do with Bernina as she can especially this amazing software. Which I might add I also love. I am a beginner on this software and it is so very user friendly. I plan on buying this software very soon and will be playing even more. So much fun to be had using the Bernina software. Absolutely Love it.

    • lourobertson

      Thank you Helen 🙂 Happy to help with any tips and tricks you might like to know. If you get stuck please feel free to message me. Have a great day Regards Lou

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