Thanks for popping in. Got everything packed and ready to go to TV land tomorrow. You would never believe the amount of work that goes into a 2 hour TV show! We have all been beavering away at this little slot for weeks! From drawing and designing to manufacturing and packaging. Prototypes, samples, proposals – the list is endless. But all the boxes are ticked now, so all I need to do is find a pair of jeans that still fit !!
Now let me tell you a little story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin….
Remember our A4 Plate Mate for grids? The one that blew the doors off a few months ago?
Perfect companion for all those A5 square plates and grids, right?
A few weeks ago, Dave and I were watching our Paul on TV. He was using a larger A4 plate, but was using the original A4 square Plate Mate at either end, to hold the parchment in place while he worked. You get the picture….
“We need extensions to slot in those gaps” says Dave.
“We need a new Plate Mate for Grids, to take all the larger Grid plates, so we could combine,” says I.
Straight on the phone to Josie, to run the idea past her.
“Brilliant” says she, and gets to work designing the dotty patterns to load it with.
Lots of back and forth, lots of conversations. Result?
FANTASTIC. VERY SPECIAL.
Here’s the Centre Plate. A4square:
Here‘s the Centre Plate plus the outer grid plate:
Here‘s the Centre Plate plus the outer grid plate AND the two extensions. I laid it out on an A3 Groovi mat, so you can see how large it is.
So now you can frame all those A4 Plates, the It’s a wraps and Templates and Alphabets while you’re working.
As you can see, the Large Plate Mate for Grids is packed with useful and lovely grid patterns, not to mention alignment lines! That was key for me – straight lines to help me line up my work!
I was facetiming Linda Williams the other day, and I saw she had the large new Grid Plate Mate out in front of her.
“Do you like it?” asks I.
“It’s brilliant” says she, “it’s out all the time. I don’t put it away!”
So now I have whet your appetite, where can you find this? Well, Paul and Linda will be getting together in the SHAC on Groovi Tuesday at 10 am, and they will be launching it together!
Then, on Wednesday evening at 6pm on the CRAFTSTORE, Paul will be launching a magnificent set of Princes Grid plates. The latest addition to Josies’s wonderful pattern plates. These are pretty epic. And they just so happen to be large A4 square plates.
So yep, you guessed it! The new Plate Mate for Grids will be dancing around the Princes’ Plates!
I just went in the back of the website and checked out the Princes’ Art Samples from the Design Team. Oh boy. Check this out….
Oh Happy Day indeed. And they all started as a design idea in Josie’s head…
There is so much to celebrate at Clarity and Pergamano. So much talent, so much creativity, so much ability. Teamwork certainly makes the dream work.
From little acorns and all that. From a perceptive comment watching Paul on the box.
One more thing…
“Jim, we must make a pair of little extensions for the original A4 Square Plate Mate” says I.
“Consider it done” says he.
“And don’t forget to include a pack of Groovi Tabs!” says I.
Time for a walk.
Love and Hugs