All of this means that I have regular need for pattern testers. In the past, people volunteered on a pattern by pattern basis. My email inbox was a mess and it was difficult to keep track of who has tested and who has not.
I have decided to consolidate my tester list, so I have created a sign-up list below.
Giving your details does not mean that you will receive an invitation to pattern test straight away. I will mix my existing testers with new pattern testers, so it may take some time.
When a pattern is ready for testing, I will send out an email. I will give a timescale in which the pattern needs to be tested (normally between 2 weeks and a month depending on the size of the pattern). I realise that sometimes real life gets in the way and it is not possible to get a pattern tested within the allotted time. Please please please let me know as soon as you realise that you cannot fulfil your commitment. Failure to do so will mean that you are dropped from the list immediately.
I am looking for people who are detail oriented and can find mistakes and inconsistencies in my patterns. All positive feedback is welcome. If something is wrong, I want to know. If something is difficult to construct, I want to know. It something looks strange or could be done better I want to know.
Pattern testers are required to send me a photo of their work and whatever feedback they have.
I acknowledge testers in my patterns, so please write your name the way that you wish to see it in print. If you want me to include your surname, please give it. If you just want your first name, just give that.
I have also asked for a website. You do not have to have a blog, but you do have to have a public instagram account or some way that I can see your work before I send you a pattern to test. Please understand that I take great pride in creating high quality patterns and I like to be able to check that my testers are capable of creating neat, accurate work. Some patterns may be suitable for beginners, but the majority of my patterns require previous paper piecing experience.
If you are giving an instagram handle you will need to write it as:
For me this would be http://www.instagram.com/tartankiwi