Appendix 2 - Open File Format for Embroidery
It is proposed that an open format be made available to allow the interchange of embroidery designs.
XML has the potential to be presented in various formats, a web-site could store one file and provide downloads in various embroidery machine formats, as well as, human usable representation of the design.
The document is designed for both embroidery pattern interchange and embroidery design.
Embroidery Pattern Interchange
Embroidery Patten Interchange has to provide:
- information for the user - to allow them evaluate the pattern
- information for the machine - to allow it to stitch the pattern
The user manipulates elements of the design, creating and editing areas of colour
Root Document - embroidery
The root document