Digital embroidery transforms handcrafted couture into a fine arts medium. Just like a tattoo, where an image is created with color and needles, the embroidered fabric or paper is needle-stitched in colored threads. The image is a sewing file that can be saved and re-sewn as a multiple or repeat pattern. Working on Brother and Husqvarna Viking designer sewing machines with oversize hoops, students will use Brother software to sew out their original designs on fabric, garments or paper. Techniques related to both fashion and the fine arts will be explored.