Sunday, February 17, 2008

Book?

I have had a few people ask me if I am going to be publishing a book, so I wanted to address that - at this time, unfortunately, I have no plans to do that. My knowledge of programs to draw patterns, writing them out long-hand, or actually putting a book together is limited at best. Not to mention the fact that I have no time. Someday...maybe. For right now, though, I just love the tatting process, and I love making jewelry, so that's where my focus is.

If someone would like to recommend a program for diagramming patterns, I'd love to hear it. I can almost guarantee any book I write would only have diagrams and not be written longhand, because that's how I design and document patterns, by sketching - I never write them out.

4 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

A book would be wonderful, but I can imagine how time-consuming it would be. Besides, tatting is more fun than writing!

Shay said...

A colleague of mine recommended a free online program from Google called Sketchup. I have watched the introductory video but haven't actually tried to use it yet, but I really prefer diagrams to long-hand so I'm going to have to give it a shot soon.

http://www.sketchup.com/index.php?title=2

Shay said...

addendum: your velvet heart is so lovely, would you consider posting the pattern?

Elizabeth said...

As I said, all of my patterns are only done with very rough sketches - and many of them are only in my head - so I don't really have anything to share at this point.

It seems Sketchup is more for 3D designs - I'm not sure how that would work for tatting patterns.