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Needle Works is a PES embroidery file viewer for Mac OS X.

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Version 0.5: This release includes a QuickLook plugin. This means that the Finder can show previews of your designs right on the document icons or in CoverFlow. I also added the total stitch count to the printed output.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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MirandaL3040 Member IconComment+0

This program worked great for me and recently has stopped. I can no longer view thumbnails with it and if i specifically ask it to show me a .pes file it says "The document “nolansplitghost.pes” could not be opened. Needle Works cannot open files in the “Brother Embroidery File” format." Any ideas? I redownloaded the latest update and that didn't help.

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Julia Grayson Member IconReview+0
Julia Grayson

This is great software if you are looking for something free & simple to download and view your PES embroidery files. Shows color charts, stitch jumps. Lets my MAC talk to my ellegante2 baby lock embroidery machine purchased from Sew N Vac, Fenton, MO. It has worked well with embroidery designs off the web. Also worked great with Dakota Collectibles Embroidery Design CDs. To date, it has worked well with every design I've tried. It does not allow you to resize on your MAC, but once the design is transferred to your ellegante you can resize it there through embroidery edit. I give it the BEST rating for functionality in the FREE price range.

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Downloads 6,650
Version Downloads 6,648
License Free
Date 11 Nov 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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