Just in time for the holidays, we have a giveaway of Connie Crawford’s Patternmaking Made Easy. Yay Connie!
For those who don’t know, this is the book I recommend most to those looking for a comprehensive (exhaustive) survey of pattern making reference skills. As such, I’m very pleased to be hosting this giveaway.
I realize only one person can win but Connie is offering a 20% discount to those who choose to buy it. Use coupon code FASANELLA at check out. It’s a great last minute gift idea for that someone special on your list -even if that’s you.
The reason I like this book over so many others in the marketplace is because it includes more precise information about production requirements. For example, I recently published a post about fusing maps -Connie provides this information as a matter of course. So many other books do not because students are told that once on the job, “the production pattern maker” will take care of anything that is extraneous to the fun part of design. To that I say who is training production pattern makers if books aren’t and also, most places don’t have a dedicated production pattern maker. One pattern maker does it all. It was like that even when I started over 30 years ago. But I digress.
Connie will also be coming out with a new grading book next Spring, probably March. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to that. She is sending me an advance copy next week for peer review so I will have more information to give you then. We have needed a good grading book for a very very very long time. The only one I have been able to recommend is out of print so I’m hoping this will be a good replacement for it.
Edit: For those who asked, this book is available on Amazon.
To enter the giveaway, mention the subject of Connie’s upcoming book in your comment. And remember, anyone can use the discount code for purchasing. Good luck!