Forward Migration column
on stitching and embroidery software for the Mac, we mentioned an application called Beadscape that imports PICT files and converts them into bead patterns. However, at the time, we were unable to find any manufacturer or URL info.
However, Marcde Vinck, owner of
tells us that readers can find more info about Beadscape at that company’s site. Digitalwurx is a company that handles everything from spot illustrations for Web sites to 3D renderings of new products their clients are developing.
Vinck has also developed a similar program that converts EPS files to beads (spot color) to simulate bead embroidery. He hopes to have it available for sale this year, along with many other applications. MacCentral will keep you posted.
Also, we missed an embroidery-stitching product in our two part roundup: Ursa Software’s
MacStitch. The current version, which only runs as a Classic app, can generate a cross-stitch pattern by analyzing an imported picture and picking floss colors from a predefined palette. The program hasn’t seen an update in a while, however.