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Greetings, all. Karen Beningfield, Kristen Ho and I have been working on our final Illustrated Word Chart formats, and this is one of them that shows each round as it progresses as an outline. Please feel free to leave your comments. As you can see, many of your previous suggestions were included, and I’d be interested in more. As soon as we finalize our format, we will release our entire packet of illustrated wordcharts for free, to all, along with the Foolproof Kaleidocycle pattern (which is just waiting for our word charts).
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For those who know how Cycles go together, and are curious about how this pattern will be different than others we have shown, the crux of the idea is that the first and third faces are locked into pattern pairs before Cycle assembly even begins, so that if those pairs are joined correctly (with the center pattern elements at the seams) the patterns will be guaranteed to be correct in the Cycle.
The second face (which holds the hinges) is done the same way, sorted into pairs, with two of them joined before assembly begins.
If you have questions about this pattern, hang tight, it shouldn’t be much longer, we are just finishing up the charts.
You can see that the sample wordchart above for the third face (the Complex Spiral) shows at lower right the three little groups of pattern pairs, locked in. This could be a real game-changer for beginners.
Just as another interesting note, have a peek at this. We have the choice to show each line in context, in the shape of the line we are really making, or to show each line spread out, in the shape of the code (below) and I intend to show and discuss that in the book as well, to help people visualize how the code letters, colour blocks and round outlines are all ways to communicate the creation code for this triangle.