"For editing photos, I like the IrfanView program. It is free, has a pretty straightforward user interface and can handle a large variety of image formats (including some camera specific formats). It will not support your drawing requirements…"
"The right side off the images below reveals a problem with the method introduced by Veronika: the distances in the example vary from less than 3 to more than 4 mm. On the left hand the second method applied to the nerve of a leaf combined with…"
"Just tried Veronika's tip and it did not seem to work. Appeared I had several problems:
A real circle for the dot doesn't work, it should be a path.
I gave the dot just a fill, it should have at least a stroke
The (leaf)-shape path…"
"Jo has developed a plugin for Inkscape that will generate polar grids of various angles, sizes and styles. The instructions for how to install and use the plugin can be found here:
There is also…"
"Here is another Inkscape tip:
There is a tool in Inkscape for evenly placing dots along any path. It is called the "Pattern Along Path" tool and it can be found in the Path Effects editor. Below is a screen shot showing the…"
"I just discovered another way to select objects for erasing/deleting in Inkscape. There is an eraser tool on the left hand toolbar (see red circle in diagram below). Once you click on the icon to activate the erase tool, your cursor will…"
"In Inkscape you can delete objects or paths - this is the equivalent to erasing things in Paint Shop Pro.
You can delete an entire layer or you can go into a layer and delete individual objects or paths in the layer by selecting them and then…"
I recognize quite a few patterns from Moderne Grunde. Schönsee Germania 2013 was a lace conference of the Deutscher Klöppelverband in Germany and several of the authors of the Moderne Grunde taught courses at the…"
I am an amateur lace maker. I learned to tat as a child and I learned to make Bobbin Lace through the Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers. I have worked as an assistant editor on the Canadian Lacemakers Gazette for a few years (a long time ago now). Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science and I am looking at ways of applying Math and Computer Science to the patterns in Continuous Bobbin Lace. I would really welcome the opportunity to discuss these ideas and my findings with experienced lacemakers.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have a group for people who use computer programs to design lace. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.