Wavy Lines

Did you miss Midnight Constellations 9? I posted it late in the day on Thursday and some of you might not have seen it. If so, just click Midnight Constellations in the sub-menu (right below Home) to get a list of all the posts.

I learned something tonight: Tiny wavy lines are hard to digitize from scratch. There isn’t enough room to make a smooth curve the way I wanted to. Each stitch is a straight line, so the stitches have to be very tiny to give the illusion of a curve at the top and bottom. The picture on the left is the line at normal size. The one on the right is zoomed in to 400% and the dots show the actual needle penetrations. You can see why the top looks messy.

Wavy LinrWavy Line at 400% showing flat tops

I think it might be easier to make more of a gentle curve or a pointy zigzag.

Do you remember my Flower Font? (If you didn’t get it the first time around, just put “Flower Font” in the search box and you’ll be able to download it.) Here’s a set of flowers to go with it. These lines are about an inch tall. I don’t recommend making them much smaller because the flowers will get too dense. If you need something smaller, you could just skip the leaves. They are very effective done in variegated thread.

Flower Line

Each zip file contains a line of flowers in 13 lengths ( 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″. 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″, 5″, 5 1/2″, 6″, 6 1/2″ and 7″) plus a single flower. Download the format you need.

You are welcome to use these files to make objects for personal use or for sale. You may not resell or distribute the embroidery files. Be sure to test first.

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If you are having trouble downloading the files, please read Downloading Files, which is listed in the menu at the top of the page. (On a mobile device, you may have to click Menu to see it.)

Categories: Flower Font, Lines and Ornaments, Working with objects

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3 replies

  1. Thank you


  2. muy buena tu explicación, muchas gracias


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