Steampunk Week at Pattern Collections And an Explanation #Steampunk #Zentangle #Pattern


It’s Steampunk Week at the new Pattern Collections website, a site devoted to pattern step-outs, and the exploration of what patterns are, how to understand them and how to draw them.

This week the site is devoted to sharing patterns with a Steampunk theme, and I thought I should add an explanation here to people who have been using my patterns for a while.

Back in 2011, I created step-outs for a series of patterns that I labeled as my Steampunk series.  I named them in a numbered seqence according to the sort of inspiration I got them from: i.e. Background #1, Background #1, Klok #1, Klok #2, Geer #1 and so on.

Some of the patterns being posted at Pattern Collections this week are new, but many are existing patterns, such as mine, that fit the Steampunk theme, gathered all together for you.  However, since other people would be posting Gear-like, clock-like and other patterns similar to mine, it was felt my original naming didn’t make a lot of sense.  I agreed, and we decided to rename them.

I know this might be confusing to those who added my patterns to their own collections, and I apologize. I also wanted to assure people we weren’t trying to pass off old patterns as new ones. And for the record, Sandra Strait = molossus.  I don’t use that name much anymore, but it made sense at the time.

Anyhoo, here is a list of patterns with both old names and new, which will hopefully help people keep things straight.

Old Name – New Name

Klok #1 – Klok

Klok #2 – Klokwork

Background #1 – X-Tile

Background #2 – Slabs

Background #3 – Discus

Background #4 was an extension of Geer #5, so I didn’t include it

Background #5 – Framework

Background #6 – Steam Flower

Background #7 – Barber

Geer #1 – Geared

Geer #2 – Triangear

Geer #3 – Gear Flower

Geer #4- X-Gear

Geer #5 – X-Procket

Geer #6 – Rotate

Orb #1 – Brisco

Hinger #1 – Hinge

Roller stays as Roller

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