Would like to buy my first embroidery machine
I'm hoping to gain some insight on embroidery. I've always been facinated by the process and have decided it is something I would like to pursue in my spare time. I ride horses and people are always getting shirts and saddle pads embroidered with their initials. If I were to get an embroidery machine, to use only for monogramming, what should I look for? I am going to be teaching myself for the most part and hopefully try to find some instruction locally but there really isn't much around me. I realize the machines aren't cheap but I would like to spend less than $1,000. Thank you so much in advance for any advice you can give. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.