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Brother Philip Smith, C.S.C.
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Brother Philip Smith, C.S.C.
December 29, 2015 at 2:10:00 PM
I am 71 years old and have been crocheting for about 60 years. My nephew found this marvelous resource for me. I am completely self-taught and, I suppose, I am an advanced crocheter.

In my spare time, I teach at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio. I am an English and music teacher, and I have a crochet club where the members crochet scarves and hats for the homeless. The majority of my members are boys on the various varsity sports teams--amazing!

I am very interested in designing my own grid patterns, and would like to know that letter fonts best suit the grid. Currently, I am working on a design of an afghan for my nephew's marching band that includes the school's mascot an Native American chief's head, and I would like to include the initials for the school PHS, and the words MARCHING BAND. Any help with the font would be much appreciated.

Finally, I have masted the art of crochet cabling: so if anyone needs that kind of assistance, let me know.

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Re: Brother Philip Smith, C.S.C.
December 30, 2015 at 4:54:38 AM  (in response to Philsmith message #1)

Welcome!  Smile

It's so nice to hear about someone not just crocheting for such a long time, but also teaching the art of crochet...great job!

As for your font question, it's a bit difficult, because fonts aren't yet a part of the freePatternWizard (though we've been talking about them, as we've been asked about them a lot).

In the meantime, how about initially experimenting with fonts only?  If you can find a font that's solid enough, you should be able to put that together with your graphic of the school's mascot.  One thing I can recommend is using a font that's very basic.  Serifs probably won't work well, for instance.  Solid caps will likely work better than small letters (and from the way you describe it, capital letters sound as if they'll look better, anyway. Smile).

Do you have a graphics program?  If not, let me know and I can suggest two very powerful and completely free ones.  My suggestion is to find a basic and solid enough looking font and then use the font in a graphics program, save it out as a gif or a png, and definitely not a jpg, if you can help it, as colors of jpgs can get smudgy and terrible looking; it's really not a great format for graphics manipulation.  Frown

Hope the above information helps to give you a start on that!  Smile  Please let me know if anything is unclear or if my suggestions don't pan out for you.  Smile

How lovely that you're good with crochet cabling, especially enough to teach it to others.  Smile  That's not a very easy thing to do, and I know some crocheters who don't understand them at all.  (It took me a while, sweating for months over a large afghan with multiple crocheted cables!  Sure learned fast after that, though!)

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