I chatted with my good friend and International Pattern Welding Rockstar Delbert Ealy the other day and he’s agreed to share his years of knowledge with all of us. So, I’ll be discussing things with Del, taking notes, and putting the results up here for everybody to learn from.
In particular Del will be helping with the theory of patterning. He’s already devised a system with which to classify various patterns, and between the two of us we may have come up with some decent shorthand for describing how to build most patterns. There will be much more about this later, but the basic formula is:
Layup + Operations = Pattern
Yes, this sounds very simple. It is! It’s intended to be! I think we’ll discover as we move forward that by sticking to a certain set of notations and a specific thought process we’ll be able to communicate a LOT of pattern info very efficiently.