Maximum Precision In All Areas
The machines used to create the works of embroidered art have several needles and an automatic thread cutting system and color changing mechanism. The latter is comparable to the tool changing systems on CNC machines, but instead of swapping out tools it changes needles so that different threads or colors can be used. However, the actual act of embroidery itself is just the last stage in a long process. The embroidery designer has a particularly arduous task – programming each and every stitch with absolute precision while factoring in a whole range of variables. These include the fineness of the thread, its color and how different colors work together when the threads are laid over each other. Another important consideration is that the threads are three-dimensional and therefore reflect light and cast shadows.
The standard embroidery machines are built with heavy steel frames. Ercigoj Art uses item profiles to upgrade and enhance them, in order to add functionality that the standard machines do not offer. They are also used in fixtures for hanging the embroidered works on display and in a special jig for creating macro photographs of the pieces. Profile 8 40×40 light, natural is used most often, but the versatility of the MB Building Kit System means the ideal solution for every project is never far away: “The item catalogue contains everything we need and we’ve been working together for a long time. I first came across item profiles at a trade fair in Celje in 1993, where the local distribution partner, Inoteh, was exhibiting them. What matters most to us is the high quality of item. We also appreciate how robust constructions built with item components are and, of course, how easy they are to assemble,” says Vidmar.