Take a look
Published On: February 14, 2023

You know what I hear all the time? Some variation of “I’ve never even seen a pattern like this before!” And I have to say, I kind of love hearing that. I try really hard to make my work special, and comments like that make me feel like I’m doing a good job!

But they also make me realize that a lot of folks might not know what to expect if they’re not used to my work. So I thought maybe we should take a look at my current project, just to sort of show you what it looks like.

These are a couple of spreads from the companion to the Explicate pattern I’m finishing up this week.

Now, I’ll say right up front, that individual patterns are not quite this, ahem, extensive (this is around 160 pages, patterns are usually more like 20). But the whole idea of setting up the patreon was to have time and space to explore variations like these when the urge strikes. Because that’s what my brain loves to do.

This is what happens when I have that time and space!

The first picture shows the first two pages. That’s where you’ll find the table of contents, terms of use (yes, it’s fine to sell things you make with my work), introduction, printing guide (in case you only want to print one version), and where to find more if you’re so inclined.

The second picture shows one what the start of the six-strand version’s instructions looks like. Each version starts with what I think of as The Proper Pretty Picture (because we need a bit of inspiration), followed by lots of step-by-step photos and detailed text walking you through every part of the process (using everything I’ve learned over the last fifteen years of pattern writing to make things as clear and easy to follow as possible).

The final picture shows the start of the spiffy wrapped version’s instructions (those are the ones we’ll include if we hit the goal I set up by the 20th)!

So yeah, maybe it’s not quite what you’re used to. But I suspect you’ll come to like it if you give it a try.

If you’d like to do that, wander over to the patreon. Utter and Rampant Nonsense folks will get this delightful little exploration next week!

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