Category Archives: Stitchmastery Software

Update for MacOS users – good news!

In November, Apple released Big Sur, the new Mac operating system, and there were several compatibility issues meaning Stitchmastery would not run properly. Cathy has been working on a Stitchmastery software update to solve these issues along with a couple of other tweaks, and this will be available for our three platforms soon (macOS, Windows and Linux).

However, Apple have now released an update to Big Sur – version 11.2.1 – and Stitchmastery 3.1.0 seems to run almost perfectly on this new version of Big Sur – phew! We have asked several people to test this for us and for the most part, all seems well. 

There is one minor issue we’ve encountered, whereby charts get stretched/skewed if you drag down the panel underneath the chart (the Outline View and Output Text panels). We will work on fixing this for the next update of Stitchmastery, but in the meantime, clicking on the chart itself will trigger Stitchmastery to redraw it properly. 

If you’d like to try it, we recommend backing up your machine (backing-up tips here), updating Big Sur to at least version 11.2.1, and then run Stitchmastery version 3.1.0. If you need to update your Stitchmastery software, you can download version 3.1.0 from our downloads page.

We’ll post again when the Stitchmastery update is available. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us via our help centre or using the Contact Us form on our Support page.

Alert for macOS users

Updated 20 Jan to add more suggested work-arounds. Updated 24 Feb to correct typo (missing “1” from list). Apple released Big Sur, the new Mac operating system, last week, and we’ve discovered several compatibility issues which means Stitchmastery won’t run properly on that system. It will take us a wee while to work out theContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3.1.0

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.1.0 can be downloaded from here. This version has the following changes: * Fixed issue with Edit Diagram Dialog so that colour of the font for annotations can be changed without also having to change the font. * FixedContinue Reading

Helping with translations

When we launched Stitchmastery Version 3, one of the key additions to the programme were German and Danish translations of both the system Stitch Libraries and the Text Templates stylesheets. We were able to add these thanks to designers who helped us with the translations. This addition to the software means that anyone who wouldContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3.0.2

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.0.2. This version has the following changes: – fix for bug that affected users with a machine set to a language other than English which prevented them editing stitch symbols – fix for bug that meant that stitches didContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3.0.1

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.0.1. This version has the following changes: – fix for bug that affected any cable stitches based on the Stitchmastery DashCableEH symbol set causing them to appear to be blank (if this has been a problem for you, beContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3 is now available

This blog post details the changes made to the software for Version 3, and how to download it – the information is all relevant for Version 3.0.2 which is now available. The upgrade is free for existing customers – see below for instructions on how to use your current activation key as a coupon code.Continue Reading

Customising the appearance of your stitches in Stitchmastery Version 3

This video explains the new method of customising stitches in Stitchmastery Version 3. If you’ve never created a User Library in Stitchmastery or need more help with the technical side of customising stitches (eg considering how much a stitch consumes and produces, and what the wrong side version should be) read the “Viewing and EditingContinue Reading

Creating your own User Stitch Libraries in Stitchmastery Version 3

  This video explains how to create your own user stitch library in Stitchmastery Version 3. Stitchmastery comes pre-loaded with two default Stitchmastery libraries (also available in German and Danish) which contain many stitches. As you may know, it is not possible to edit these default libraries, so if you want to customise the appearanceContinue Reading

Migrating User Stitch Libraries from V2 to V3, and Opening V2 charts in V3

In this video we explore migrating user stitch libraries from Stitchmastery Version 2 into Version 3, and also look at what happens when you open a Version 2 chart in Version 3. Firstly, we will look at where our Version 2 user stitch libraries will appear when we open Version 3 for the first time.Continue Reading