The size of a design and its impact on the final result in embroidery.

The size of a design and its impact on the final result in embroidery.
I would like to discuss a rather important topic: the size of a design and its impact on the final result in embroidery. I created a cat design, which is relatively simple to embroider and not very dense. In the photo, you can see two sizes of it. The smaller size of the design is for 4x4-inch hoops, while the larger one is for 7.8x7.8-inch hoops. I changed the size of these designs in a special program for creating embroidery, in which you can make all the necessary settings.
The larger design looks quite impressive and reflects all the drawn lines clearly. However, when I reduced it using software and embroidered it, I noticed that it lost its detailing, becoming less sharp, though the cat's outlines were still visible.
Therefore, I conclude that the smaller the size of the design, the worse its detailing. However, this applies to designs created in a more artistic style. If it's a patch or a logo, it's a different story. Small-sized designs might look great, but when enlarged, they can have a completely different appearance.
Hence, changing the design sizes should only be done in the original file and in the program where it was created. This allows for specific adjustments to ensure an appropriate final result. Formats such as .Dst, .Jef, .Hus, .VP3, .Pes, .Exp, .XXX, and .Emd are stitch formats created for specific embroidery machine brands. They shouldn't be edited and carry specific information that the embroidery machine reproduces. Your embroidery machine might offer options to enlarge or reduce the loaded design. However, please do not exceed more than 5% in resizing, as it may negatively affect the final result. Preserved stitch settings might become stretched or not of the same quality.
My recommendation to you: if you still want to resize a design, always contact the design developer with such a request. They can do it in the program where the design was created with minimal loss of quality.

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