Desktop Sewing and Embroidering Machines

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Definition

"CAN EMBROIDER ELABORATE PATTERNS ACCORDING TO DESIGNS FROM A SELECTION OF ELECTRONIC BLUEPRINTS. MACHINES CAN KNIT, WEAVE AND SEW CLOTHING ACCORDING TO PATTERNS FROM A DESIGN FILE."


Description

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman:

"Automated, personal-scale embroidery machines are already available in mainstream stores such as JoAnn Fabrics." (http://web.mae.cornell.edu/lipson/FactoryAtHome.pdf)


Example

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman:

"JoAnn Fabrics customers download a design blueprint for a custom piece of embroidery from the web, save it onto a USB key, and insert the USB key into the store’s automated embroidery machine. The machine custom-embroiders their custom pattern on the spot, in the store, while the customer waits. Computer-guided embroidery machines are as skilled as an expert needle worker and can fabricate ornate designs involving several different colors of thread and intricate patterns." (http://web.mae.cornell.edu/lipson/FactoryAtHome.pdf)


Tools

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman:

"Brother offers five models that all have a USB port so users can import designs from their computer. Their models range in price from an $800 entrylevel version to the powerful “Entrepreneur™ PR-650,” available only through authorized dealers, which bills itself as “The Next Step In Starting Your Own Embroidery Business.” (http://web.mae.cornell.edu/lipson/FactoryAtHome.pdf)


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