Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Customer Spotlight...Bonnie Tone

A short while back I received an email, that I just had to share (with permission of course).

Hi Susan and friends at Cochenille Design Studio,

I want to let you know that I LOVE your Stitch Painter Gold software.
I have the full color import and beading and stitchery modules.  I
have owned it for several years and have enjoyed it so very much.  I
first used it to design a square pillow for my daughter when she
started college.  I crocheted it in cotton with the school official
seal, done in two colors.  That was so much fun.

Since then, I have been cross stitching portraits of family members.
I have done my father, nephew, daughter and grandchild.  I plan on
stitching my grandson, husband, and sister in the near future.  I
attached the cross stitch of my daughter and granddaughter to this
email.  One is not framed yet.
I have used greenish grays (beaver grays) in DMC, so the portraits are
monotone.  I think they are more dramatic than a full color portrait.

Thank you for your wonderful software.  I would not be able to
complete these projects without you.  I am having a wonderful time!

Bonnie Tone

Prepare to loose your socks:

Thank you so much for Sharing Bonnie..

~Sonia Barton

Monday, April 2, 2012

What is a Cochenille Webinar...

In December of last year, Cochenille Design Studio started doing Webinars. We have done at least 3 or 4 each month since we started.

So what does a Cochenille Webinar entail? Well to begin with, if you want in, you need to be subscribed to our monthly email list, and keep an eye on your email for the release dates. Typically, they have sold out in less than 48 hours of emailing the dates and times.

What do you need? All you need is a computer with good speakers, and microphone will help. A mic is not required but is helpful to ask questions instead of having to type your questions in the chat area. It would be best to have a headset, as that will reduce the amount of feedback your computer produces and you won't have to be muted during the lecture. You can always use your phone to call in and have audio.

We use an internet service called GoToMeeting, and we send you an 'invite'. When you click on the link to the class, you may be asked to download software (especially, if it is your first time). You will need to allow it access.

We have also recently found out that for those on a Mac, an operating system of 10.5 or above is required.

You then simply log in at the time of the class (a bit before to make sure you don't have problems and aren't in a hurry). Then watch and listen to Susan as she gives her presentation. She does stop every so often to ask if there are questions, if there are, she answers them.

It's easy, not a scary process at all, even if you are allergic to new technology. If you have any questions please feel free to call Sonia 858-259-1698. Or if you have any subject or day and time suggestions feel free to email info@cochenille.com Here is a link to a list: April's Webinars