Learn the basics of Wizzy Needle, the newest version of TurtleStitch: How to Stitch a Line!
Challenge: Create a simple embroidery figure, even something as simple as a square or other polygon. Or just explore using a combination of forward and turn commands. If you find yourself repeating bits of the script, wrap those in a repeat. Save your work and try to render it on the machine.
Challenge: Create a snowflake! Perhaps use your pattern from the first challenge, and use it to create a total turtle trip. But put your design in a block and then repeated the block six times. Make a block called ‘EarthSnowFlake” that draws your entire snowflake. Make a snowflake from Mars — their snowflakes are 10 sided…. Create a block. Now populate your space with a mix of earth and mars snowflakes. Take care to stay inside the space available for the embroidery frame.
Challenge: pick one of your designs so far, or perhaps create another one. Scale it. Put it in a block. You’ll have to explore on your own how to give the block a parameter (or ask!) . Now that you have a block that will scale your design, populate the embroidery area with different sized designs.
4. What’s up next?
More coming soon ... promised. Meanwhile feel free to browse through some examples.