Over the years my style of pattern writing has changed. When I write a pattern I always write it in a way that I would want to read a pattern. I ensure that what is produced should be an exact copy of my design. This method has always served me well, and I have been praised a lot for the depth and detail in my patterns.
Of course, over the years technology has changed and beaders, faced with more and more choice, have become much more demanding in their expectations. Therefore it has been essential to keep up and embrace new technical advances and methods when I am writing (not that the work required to write up the pattern is easier, it actually is a lot more work)
A couple of years ago I had an ah-ha moment, when I realised that the reason I hated following word charts was the way they were laid out. I am a programmer by trade so I set about trying to create a new style of word chart, one which combined the picture, which I preferred to follow, and a word chart together.
After using it I found this colour word chart to be easier to use and faster to bead with less mistakes and so I started releasing it with all my new patterns.
But if you are new to ThreadABead and see charts like this you may be thinking what on earth is this all about, don't worry it looks more difficult than it is. Here is quick guide: