Pysanky Circle Template Demonstration

ONLINE  BEGINNER CLASS 

  TEMPLATE SET  INSTRUCTION

Below is a short instruction on how to use a template set. You can find out about purchasing this lathe by CLICKING HERE.
 
Overview
The templates are typically made from stamped  plastic and have an assortment of hole sizes. Some templates have the holes all on one sheet. The ones we sell are on separate sheets that make it easier to handle. The templates serve 2 purposes. One, they provide markers to divide the egg equally into a range of possibilities. Second, they help draw really nice circles. 
DRAWING DIVISIONS WITH THE TEMPLATE
Pick the best template that fits over the egg that places it approximately half way between the middle and the end of the egg. Center the egg in the template. Marking the very tip of the egg is helpful. Do this by looking straight over the end of the egg and making a small mark at its center. Notice the template has several sets of markings. The chart below shows which markings  are used to produce the desired divisions on your egg
 
 
DIVISIONS MARKINGS USED
4 90
6 60
8 90  &  45
MARK THE EGG
Using a drafting pencil, lightly draw a short line at the appropriate degree mark on your egg. 
EXAMPLE - 4 Divisions
On this egg, we used the 90 degree marks to divide this egg into 4 equal horizontal divisions. The green arrows point out markings for this division.
COMPLETE THE LINES
Using a drafting pencil, draw lines from the center mark to the division mark and then continue on to the equatorial line.  The picture to the left is for our 4 division example.  The technique for drawing on the egg are explained further in the tutorial. 
DRAWING  CIRCLES

Here's breaking news, a circle template is really great for drawing, you guessed it,...circles!  In fact it can help you draw really perfect circles, if you take your time. You can place the template anywhere on the egg, but if you  want to align it at an intersection, use the degree markings to help, as shown in our picture to the left.  Take you drafting pencil and trace lightly around the inside template hole. 

EXAMPLE - CIRCLE DRAW

We used the circle template to draw nearly perfect circle (see what happens when you get in a hurry!) at the intersection. These circles are great for drawing star patterns, which will be discussed in our tutorial in the future.

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