CHETNANIGANS Convertible Pattern Partner
Our original Pattern Partner was the results of nearly three months of initial planning while The Convertible Pattern Partner is the result of much planning and revision over time. The original version included an stand-up easel to make for easy reading, while our laptop version allowed the convenience of holding the patterns on one’s lap or close by on a sofa or chair. The NEW Convertible version offers both options utilizing a detachable magnetized easel back. We wanted to provide a Pattern Reader that was unique, simple and elegant and most importantly, flexible! It’s key feature is the magnet / metal bar solution to mange the slider. It uses a very strong magnet to pull against a bar that runs the length of the left hand side. The results are a smooth slide with the ability to stop and have the bar stay in any position on the paper. Our latest enhancement is the easy removable easel on the back (held in place by 8 magnets) making the unit available to stand or be placed in your lap!
The Pattern Partner can accommodate several sheets of paper giving you the option to retain all of your pattern pages together while using the reader. The slider can be slide up or down with the touch of just one finger (you can see a video of of the slider movement it on our Facebook page). It will comfortably hold an 8.5″ X 11″ piece of paper, but the unique design enables widths that are wider. The reader bar covers nearly the full 8.5″ viewing area and is 3/4″ wide. The color (highlighter yellow) provides a crisp, sharp differentiation from the white paper and is very easy on your eyes.
The Convertible Pattern Partner’s measurements are 9 5/8″ wide X 11 1/2″ high X 2″ deep (or 8 1/2″ deep with the easel extended). It is constructed from Red Oak with the exception of the easel (prefabricated, hardwood). It is finished in a lemon oil finish that enhances the grain and quality of the wood. The item is screwed together on the side and bottom. The slider bar holding the yellow reader acrylic is securely attached and fits snugly on the guide bars on the left side of the reader.
We are sure that the Pattern Partner will provide you many years of carefree performance. It’s simple yet elegant design minimizes moving parts and will provide a beautiful addition to your Fiber Arts Workplace.
Thanks for looking and know that we look forward to working with you the very near future!