Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sunflower and Update


This is Amanda's Sunflower, the pattern  from Jane Eborall that I found yesterday. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. I did make a false start. On my first attempt, my picots were much too long. I soon realised that the petals were not going to reach around to make a circle:
Now I know.

While I was tatting one of the Maltese sunflowers yesterday, I took some photos of the process. I've added them to the pattern. Is this helpful, or is it just a nuisance for those who want to print the pattern? The pattern is now two pages instead of one. There's a link to the updated pattern on the sidebar.

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty !
    Interesting question. I think process pics / diagrams help a lot. As for printing, I almost always convert into Word doc, resizing the pics, choose my font, etc. This reduces the number of pages to print, and more importantly to store & refer. But if something is "important" (to my understanding), then I don’t resize.
    It is all a matter of personal choice for designer & tatter..... Visuals, however, give additional info, right on hand.

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  2. I print most of my patterns back-to-back, so I wouldn't mind the extra detail. The more help, the better!

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  3. I like be having pictures along the way. These days I mostly use my iPad for patterns so I can zoom in if I need to so number of pages is less of an issue but like Muskaan, if I need to print, I'll modify if I want it to be a certain number of pages and it isn't. Lovely flower!

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  4. Note to self - 'must go and do Jane M's sunflower'. Thanks for that, Jane.

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  5. That turned out really gorgeous!

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  6. Thanks for the responses. Taking photos with one hand while holding tatting in the other is tricky (thank goodness for macro) but I'll persist if it's helpful.

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  7. For many of us, pictures are a valued addition to any pattern. It confirms our understanding of the text and guides/corrects us if we MIS-understood the text. It's always nice to have pictures.

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  8. Lovely sunflowers, both I mean!

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  9. I have always admired this one thank for the reminder of where it is located and that Jane did this pattern!

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  10. lovely bookmark and photographs

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