I bought a tablet, a nice expensive one, and it collects more dust than anything. It has a learning curve, and I didn't have anyone to help me hurdle the curve. I wouldn't recommend it. You can buy lots of thread and other goodies for the price.
Couldn't you simply scan the drawings then save in jpeg to open in your digitizing program, a lot less headache!!! Good Luck
Im doing it the easy way! Eldest son is drawing the design for me, putting it into my software, and sending it over for me to do the rest! I havent a clue how he is doing this when he lives miles away, but hes done it before, so I have faith in him !!!
If you have given him permission to service your machine from his (handy help with any problem) he can access your software too. Good luck with digitising the drawings.
LOL - never that easy, I'm afraid!
After reading all the above thread, Im forgetting about a Wacom. I spoke to my eldest son, who is a web site designer, and told me that I would have to get a larger size Wacom, and they dont come cheap! He said he will soon draw me the design that I want, send it through, and I can do the rest !!
Much better idea!
This is a question I have asked in the past.
and what was the result? did you get a tablet,? I have PEDesign Next. and can go on the Design page and draw something, and eventually get it to Layout etc., and can embroider it! But my drawings are diabolcal, so my two clever sons didnt get that bit from me! The digitising bit is beyond me, I bought John Deeres book hoping to become brilliant at it overnight, but I just couldnt understand what he was talking about, he might just have well been Chinese!! Anything else, I can cope with, but not digitising, and its supposed to be so easy !!!
You can draw with the tablet, and many an artist does, but you'd still have to digitise the drawing. Some find it easier to draw with a tablet when digitising, others prefer a mouse to set the nodes along the different parts of the artwork.
Changed my mind after finding out the price,I dont need the aggro.involved, I do have a lot of patience but dont seem to have much trying to digitise, but thanks for your help anyway.