3. About stitches types
Bean stitches: A bean stitch is a running stitch that goes from point A to point B and then goes back from point B to point A and then goes forward from point A to point B.
Fill Stitch: A fill stitch is used to cover a large area in a design. Fill stitches can be aligned to create patterns or they can change direction to provide different effects from within the design.
Running Stitch: Running stitches or walk stitches are single line stitches which run one stitch between two needle penetration point. A running stitch goes from point A to point B. They are used for very fine detail and also for underlay.
Satin Stitch: Satin stitches are nothing more than zigzag stitches. A satin stitch can range in thickness from just over 1mm to usually a maximum of 12mm. A satin stitch is normally used for nice detail and for most normal size lettering.
Jump Stitch: Movement of the frame without stitching but with take up lever and hook movement.
Lock stitch: Commonly referred to as a lock-down or tack-down stitch, a lock stitch is formed by three or four consecutive stitches of at least a 10-point movement. It should be used at the end of all columns, fills and at the end of any element in your design where jump stitches will follow, such as color changes or the end of a design. Lock stitches may be stitched in a triangle, star or in a straight line. Lock stitch is also the name of the type of stitch formed by the hook and needle of home sewing machines, as well as computerized embroidery machines.
Outline: 1.Running, double or bean stitch used to define embroidery details in designs. 2. Digitizing capability to input points to define the perimeter of the embroidered area.
Trimming: Operation in the finishing process that involves trimming the reverse and top sides of the embroidery, including jump stitches and backing.
Connected Stitches: For some small parts, to make sure they can be sew out smooth, and it will not set trim, the space will use a running stitches to connect two parts, that is connected stitches, it will have small thrum after sew out, it need to trim by hand. And it is time consuming for sewing using embroidery machine
Underlay: Used under the regular stitching in a design. The stitches are placed to provide stability to the fabric and to create different effects. Underlay is normally a series of running stitches or a very light density fill often placed in the opposite direction that the stitching will go.
Underlay stitch: Stitches laid down before other design elements to help stabilize stretchy fabrics and to tack down high wales or naps on fabrics so the design's details don't get lost.
Compensation: Embroidery Digitizing technique used to counteract the distortion caused by the interaction of the needle, thread, backing and machine tensions. It is also a programmable feature in some software packages.