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Tatting Design Process

The Steps of the Design Process, although Very Similar, are not always described the same depending upon the Field of Study & Source of information.

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For ourTatting Designing we will use the Version I have consolidated from many sources & feel will work best for Tatting Design.

This is not a Straight Line Process.
These steps & substeps are Guidelines (not laws) which may happen in a different order or some may not be used at all; it depends upon the Individual Designer's Preferences & the Specific Project.

A. During this Entire Design Process Document Everything in Detail.

B. Do not Discard Any Documentation or Tatted Bits & Pieces -
    they may be useful in a future project.

C. Incubation, sometimes considered the 2nd stage, will be used more than once throughout the Design Process, .

D. Evaluation is sometimes considered a stage also but should be used
    in each step of the Design Process.

1. Concept/Idea

A Time of Preparation
  • What & Who is the Project for? a New Idea, a Technique, a Challenge or assignment, for Teaching etc.

  • What is the Function? Useful, Decorative, For a Class ...

  • Brainstorm & Draw Mind Maps of Ideas & Possibilities

  • Research & Collect Ideas, Pictures, Samples.

  • Sort, Categorize, Edit Ideas & Materials

  • Rough Sketches - Can be very rough!

2. Plan

  • Create a Project Timeline if Needed.
  • Select the Best Ideas or Sketch, Refine It & Make Copies
  • Brainstorm/Mindmap the Possibiities Considering the Design Details such as:
    • Size
    • Shape
    • Color
    • Tatting Path
    • Tatting Techniques & Stitches
    • Threads & Color
  • Select Best Possibility & list Supplies Necessary & Available
3. Create

Begin a Prototype - this is the Trial Stage so:

  • Explore , Experiment
  • Retro Tatting & Redoing happen often
  • Record Details such as Stitch Count
  • Begin Writing the Instructions

4. Evaluate

  • Q & A
    • What is the Specific Problem: Design, Technique,
      Path, Threads, Colors,etc?
    • Review Design Elements & Principles
    • Research other Technique & Stitches
    • Revisit Previous Steps in Design Process
  • Collaborate
  • Explore , Experiment, Retro Tat & Redo
  • Refine, Improve, Add Details
  • Repeat last 2 Steps until there is a viable Prototype
  • Or set project aside for incubation time, then repeat
5. Test
  • Have it Tatted By Others
  • Evaluate
  • Collaborate
  • Refine, Improve
  • Repeat until Acceptable Good Product

6. Produce Final Version and/or Publish/Present







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