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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Designing Patterns on the Computer

Some of you may recall my topic "Designing Patterns on the iPad" posted on InTatters earlier this year. There were quite a few people who wanted to know if there were any comparable drawing programs for the computer, and at the time, I don't think there were.

Well, now all you computer users are in luck! One of our fellow tatters has teamed up with her husband to create a drawing program to help design your own patterns. It's free, and you can find out more about it on her blog: Elaine's Tatting Aterier.

I tried it out last night and this is what I came up with:


I drew a triangular shaped motif because the App on my iPad doesn't make triangles. I really love how picots have been incorporated into the program. You can do a lot more with it (change picot size, colors, etc.) but I just did a quick run through.

I still have a lot of designs on my to do list, but I will definitely try my hand at creating something with this program in the future!

8 comments:

  1. Don't have an ipod yet but this looks promising! what fun!

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    1. Hi Madtatter, the nice thing about this is you don't need an iPad, any computer will do!

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  2. Thank you Robin Perfetti for your wonderful posting!
    Your design looks great too!

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  3. Wow! That looks awesome! LOL I had a play with the tool and my attempts look nothing like that :). Will have to keep playing with it :).

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  4. Your designs are always so elegant, Robin :-)
    I really like this program, too. The ease & simplicity is highly addictive !
    Hope to see more of your patterns & designing skills ...

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  5. Robin, I've just taken the time to read all of your blog posts so far, and I think I'm really going to enjoy reading of your adventures, especially designing!

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    1. Thanks Diane! At the moment, my vision for this blog is to catalogue my design journey. I hope to share more tips, tricks, and designs as I stumble upon them. And if I inspire others to start their own designing adventure, that would be great!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this

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