Creating Tactile Graphics with Digital Embroidery

We used Inkscape’s extension Ink/Stitch to create these pattern swatches.

The params are available for you to use here.

If you’re just getting started, here is a document I created as a tutorial for digitizing images in Ink/Stitch. (Note: it definitely needs an update!)

A close up of an embroidery machine stitching pattern swatches in blue thread on white paper.
Stitching pattern swatches