So many of you were kind enough to share your thoughts on tutorials and patterns. It may have been a little silly to ask the question. I don’t really know why I have used the term “Tutorial” for most of my little creations, but as I was typing it this weekend I found myself wondering if I was using the right word.
So, after reading all of your thoughts, here is what I came away with:
1. Tutorials are Free. Patterns often are not. All free here.
2. Tutorials have a visual emphasis. Patterns have a text/directions emphasis. A picture is worth a thousand words…not just an old saying. There are pictures, but my photography skills need improvement.
3. Tutorials “show.” Patterns “tell.”This can be tricky. People learn differently. But the combination of pictures and words seems to be the key.
4. Tutorials = Details! Hmmm… I am still working on it. There is a balance somewhere… As Katie pointed out, the line is a little blurry…
But, I guess I have been using the right word after all. I will keep on sharing TUTORIALS and hoping that you keep enjoying them. Thanks!