Sunday, March 27, 2011

Working copies.

Many people, who don't want their original patterns destroyed make working copies. Maybe you can't see well and the pattern is small so you enlarge the pattern and make a working copy. I bet when you saw this title you thought I was going to be complaining about them and talking about copyright laws?  Didn't you?  Well, I am not. I think a working copy is a great idea and if you're not sharing the pattern with anyone else then I don't see a problem with it. In fact, I put enlarged working patterns in the first 48 copies of Ida's Rose Garden. Save your paper, I made a copy for you!!!!


  1. Wow that's awesome! Some of us poor buggers have bad eyesight (and yet still stitch teeny things..) so I have been known to make working copies that I later shred when I'm done!

  2. Printing is really costly and I think that's why many designers, myself included, don't make patterns extra large. I actually test all my patterns on my Mother. lol She is not blind but with aging came aging eyesight. I know that if she can see the pattern then most everyone else can too.

    If you're reading this mom...LOVE YA! hahaha

  3. I always, always, always make a working copy so I can color code the pattern and scribble on it to my heart's content. .

    Summer in Key Town ... is that part of a series? Found your blog the round about way today and love your designs! Here's to a forever growing stash of patterns :-)