I'm old fashioned. I use graph paper and colored markers.
Yes I have had the program for years. Christopher (the creator) is very helpful if you every run into problems. All you need to do is email him. I use it for loom, brick and peyote patterns. It's great! I prefer to work from the image it creates rather than the chart but both work well.
I have recently "infected" my roommate with the beading bug. She purchased the program and has already made several bracelets with it. I have never had any luck with the transfer program but Christopher has offered to render it for me. I will get around to learning it one day but in the mean time it is a very good tool for making and sharing patterns. I hope he gets it to the iPad soon!
Hi Anne, I saw your post asking for a program that shows the arrows. I have been researching beading software, (and don't want to pay $150 for the BCP) and I found this: http://3dbeading.com/diagram_instructions/inkscape/1.shtml Thought this might be what you're looking for (if you haven't found it already) and it's FREE.
Does anyone know if you can create patterns and sell them from this program?
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Thank you Sue, you are very sweet!
I know it's been sometime since you asked the question about how to follow which direction the thread is going in drafts, so I'm referring you what I found and hope it's what you need to know: go to bellaonline.com/articles/art63325.asp