Classes for Needlearts Professionals

Skills for Schematics, Charts & More

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Creating Color Charts with Illustrator

Are you an indie designer or budding tech editor? Looking to up your game with more professional color charts? This class will teach you how. Designed for those new to Illustrator, you’ll get comfortable with the Illustrator workspace and terminology—artboards, tools, controls, panels—while learning two ways to create color charts. Class will cover creating custom … Continue reading Creating Color Charts with Illustrator

Creating MORE Schematics With Illustrator

You can draw basic schematics, add dimension lines and measurement text. But what about other garment shapes or unusual constructions, like a top-down circular sweater? What additional drawings can help the reader understand how to assemble a project? Discover how to combine simpler shapes into the one you need, and stack shaded objects to show … Continue reading Creating MORE Schematics With Illustrator

Creating Schematics With Illustrator

Segments make you doubt your sanity? Beziers driving you round the bend? Learn how to make the pen tool obey in this introductory class on drawing garment schematics. Designed for those new to Illustrator, the class will cover the terminology and use of basic workspace elements like guides and grids, panels and windows, canvas and … Continue reading Creating Schematics With Illustrator

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Creating Symbol Charts with Illustrator

A picture is worth a thousand words. From needlepoint to knitting, symbol charts are used as visual explanations of what to do where on canvas and fabric, needle and hook. Learn how to draw and style symbol grids, and use layers to manage objects. Create and manipulate craft symbols using shape and drawing tools, and … Continue reading Creating Symbol Charts with Illustrator