Our 11 yo grandson, Robert, gets such a kick out of machine embroidery. He is very, very savvy about technology so my Brother embroidery machines fascinate him.
Recently, he monogrammed a polar fleece scarf for his mother, thoroughly enjoying the process of selecting, setting up and transferring the design to the machine. Curious about the need for water soluble stabilizer on top, about why we don’t hoop polar fleece, about how the machine knows which hoop is in place, etc. etc. etc.
He even made some design decisions, choosing to alternate the fill and outline colors between each letter.
But he really wants to know just how the machine does what it does. I just tell him to be grateful for its capabilities and DO NOT TRY TO TAKE IT APART!!! If he tries, I threaten that I will cut his hair while he sleeps. I almost wish he would make an attempt so I could shear those blond locks.