MUGS

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Coffee Mug

By: Lena Hinkle

Design is 8 rows, 12 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 4 times, dot 6, dot 1, space 1 time, dot 6, dot 1, space 1 time, dot 6, dot 1.

Row 2: space 4 times, CH [16], space 2 times, CH [16], space 2 times, CH [16].

Row 3: space 3 times, dots 56, C [14] seven times, dots 23.

Row 4: S [234], C [14] two times, TH [1456], space 7 times, L [123].

Row 5: L [123], space 2 times, dots 456, space 7 times, L [123].

Row 6: GH [126], hyphen [36] two times, dots 3456, space 7 times, L [123].

Row 7: space 3 times, dots 456, hyphen [36] seven times, L [123].

Row 8: space 3 times, dots 456, full cell 7 times, L [123].

End design.

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An apple pie drawn using braille dots.


Beer Mug

By: Richard Hinkle

Inspired by: Lena Hinkle

Design is 9 rows, 10 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 2 times, dots 456, C [14] six times, TH [1456].

Row 2: space 2 times, dots 456, space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 3: S [234], C [14], TH [1456], space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 4: L [123], space 1 time, dots 456, space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 5: GH [126], hyphen [36], dots 3456, space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 6: space 2 times, dots 456, space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 7: space 2 times, dots 456, space 6 times, dots 456.

Row 8: space 2 times, dots 456, hyphen [36] six times, dots 3456.

Row 9: space 2 times, dots 456, dots 3456 seven times.

End design.

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Mug – Solid

By: Adam Barbee

Design is 9 rows, 15 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] four times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 6 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 11 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 10 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 10 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 13 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 9 times, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 9 times, L [123].

Row 9: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] five times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

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Fun facts:

From the humble 2-ounce espresso cup to the Oversized Classic Mugs (20 – 25 ounces) This type of mug can hold enough black coffee to provide about 300 milligrams of caffeine. That’s a little less than your recommended daily intake.

For a fun explanation of coffee mug sizes and their usage, visit FluentInCoffee.com.

A large mug with no decoration on it.


Mug Outline 01A

By: Lena Hinkle

Inspired by Adam Barbee

Design is 9 rows, 15 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] four times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 6 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 11 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 2 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell, L [123].

Row 9: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] five times, F [124], A [1].

End Design.

Drawing Notes:

This mug maintains a heavy weight feel even with the area available for adding a design. How can you decorate this mug?


Mug Outline 02

By: Richard Hinkle

Inspired by Adam Barbee

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell, G [1245] nine times, full cell 2 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell, space 9 times, full cell, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell, space 9 times, full cell, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell, space 9 times, full cell 4 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell, space 9 times, full cell, G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell, space 9 times, full cell.

Row 9: full cell, space 9 times, full cell.

Row 10: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] seven times, F [124], A [1].

End Design.

Drawing Notes:

This is a slightly larger mug with the larger decorating space (nine cells wide by six rows long).

Mug Outline 03 -Large

By: Richard Hinkle

Inspired by Adam Barbee

Design is 18 rows, 29 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 5 times, hyphen [36] two times, GG [2356] six times, hyphen [36].

Row 2: space 2 times, hyphen [36], GG [2356], G [1245], C [14] two times, space 6 times, C [14], G [1245], full cell 2 times, GG [2356], hyphen [36].

Row 3: hyphen [36], WITH [23456], A [1], space 15 times, full cell.

Row 4: full cell 2 times, V [1236], space 15 times, full cell, OF [12356], hyphen [36], WAS [356], GG [2356], full cell 2 times, HIS [236].

Row 5: full cell 3 times, OF [12356], GG [2356] thirteen times, WITH [23456], full cell 8 times, HIS [236].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, Q [12345], A [1], space 2 times, dot 4, ER [12456], full cell, OF [12356].

Row 7: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 2 times, dots 23.

Row 8: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 2 times, OF [12356].

Row 9: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 3 times.

Row 10: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, space 6 times, full cell 3 times.

Row 11: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times, HIS [236], space 4 times, dots 3456, full cell 2 times, Q [12345].

Row 12: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 9 times, Q [12345].

Row 13: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 6 times, G [1245], F [124].

Row 14: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 15: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 16: full cell 2 times, space 16 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 17: space 1 time, full cell 18 times, L [123].

Row 18: space 3 times, D [145], G [1245] eleven times, F [124].

End Design.

Drawing Notes:

This is the largest mug I can fit horizontally on the page. Fill free to add the remaining five rows vertically to make the mug taller.

A mug with an angel. Her skirt is full.


Mug with Angel 01

By: Lena Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee.

Design is 9 rows, 15 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] four times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 6 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 11 times, GG [2356], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 10 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 3 times, HIS [236], OW [246], O [135], WAS [356], full cell 3 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 3 times, D [145], OF [12356], WITH [23456], F [124], full cell 6 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 4 times, dots 3456, V [1236], full cell 3 times, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 9 times, L [123].

Row 9: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] five times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

I wanted to put an angel on this mug, but I wanted the angel to be noticeable more by the fingers than by the eyes. The little angel blends into the mug because its border is solid.

Mug with Angel 02

By Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee.

Design is 9 rows, 15 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] four times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 6 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 11 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 3 times, G [1245] four times, full cell 3 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 2 times, L [123], HIS [236], OW [246], O [135], WAS [356], dots 456, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, L [123], D [145], OF [12356], WITH [23456], F [124], dots 456, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 3 times, space 1 time, dots 3456, V [1236], space 1 time, full cell 2 times, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 3 times, OF [12356], GG [2356] two times, WITH [23456], full cell 2 times, L [123].

Row 9: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] five times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

I wanted the angel to stand out on my mug so I added a half cell border around it. That little bit of empty space makes the angel more noticeable.

Mug with Angel 03A

By: Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee and Lena Hinkle.

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 12 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 2 times, Q [12345], G [1245] five times, ER [12456], full cell 2 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 2 times, L [123], HIS [236], dot 5, X [1346], dot 2, WAS [356], dots 456, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, L [123], D [145], OF [12356], full cell, WITH [23456], F [124], dots 456, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 2 times, L [123], space 1 time, dots 3456, full cell, V [1236], space 1 time, dots 456, full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 2 times, V [1236], ING [346], X [1346] three times, U [136], dots 3456, full cell, L [123].

Row 9: full cell 10 times, L [123].

Row 10: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] six times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

On this mug, I drew a bigger angel and I gave her a full skirt.

Mug with Angel 03B

By: Lena and Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee.

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 12 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 2 times, G [1245] seven times, full cell 2 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 2 times, space 1 time, HIS [236], dot 5, X [1346], dot 2, WAS [356], space 1 time, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, space 1 time, D [145], OF [12356], full cell, WITH [23456], F [124], space 1 time, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dots 3456, full cell, V [1236], space 2 times, full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 2 times, space 1 time, J [245], G [1245] three times, H [125], space 1 time, full cell, L [123].

Row 9: full cell 10 times, L [123].

Row 10: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] six times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

This mug is decorated with a larger angel than previous angels, and her skirt is longer and fuller. She is still centered on cell six to fit our mug and row 8 has once again been modified.

A mug with a small Christmas tree drawn on it.


Mug with Tree 01A

By: Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee and Lena Hinkle.

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 12 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell 2 times, Q [12345], G [1245] six times, ER [12456], full cell, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell 2 times, L [123], space 2 times, AR [345], GH [126], space 2 times, dots 456, full cell, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell 2 times, L [123], space 1 time, AR [345] two times, GH [126] two times, space 1 time, dots 456, full cell 4 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell 2 times, L [123], AR [345] three times, GH [126] three times, dots 456, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell 2 times, L [123], hyphen [36] two times, AR [345], GH [126], hyphen [36] two times, dots 456, L [123].

Row 9: full cell 2 times, OF [12356], GG [2356] six times, WITH [23456], L [123].

Row 9: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] six times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

This drawing is an exercise to show how things change with various small designs being added. This tree uses the same four rows as angel 03 but is one dot taller. This changes the row beneath our tree to a row of the contraction GG instead of full cells to maintain the gap between design and mug.

Unlike our angel 03, this tree is centered between cells on the vertical and is one cell wider. Our cutout remains the same seven cells wide but is shifted one dot at the edges instead of being full cell widths. This leaves less gap but with a tree it feels like plenty of room.

Our design has also been shifted one-half cell to the right. This makes the cup appear to be turned more to the right also.

Mug with Tree 01B

By: Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee and Lena Hinkle.

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell 12 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] six times, ER [12456], full cell 2 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell, L [123], space 2 times, AR [345], GH [126], space 2 times, dots 456, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell, L [123], space 1 time, AR [345] two times, GH [126] two times, space 1 time, dots 456, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell, L [123], AR [345] three times, GH [126] three times, dots 456, full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell, L [123], hyphen [36] two times, AR [345], GH [126], hyphen [36] two times, dots 456, full cell, L [123].

Row 9: full cell, OF [12356], GG [2356] six times, WITH [23456], full cell, L [123].

Row 10: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] six times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

This drawing again shows how things change with various small movements. This is the same tree as in Mug with tree 01A but it has been centered on the mug one cell further to the left.

Our cutout remains the same seven cells wide. But by moving the tree by one cell, this makes the cup handle appear more at a 90-degree angle to the drinker.

Mug with Tree-02

By: Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Adam Barbee and Lena Hinkle.

Design is 10 rows, 16 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, WAS [356], dots 235, G [1245] five times, GG [2356], HIS [236], dot 3.

Row 2: WITH [23456], V [1236], space 7 times, dot 6, full cell, dot 6, WAS [356], GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 3: full cell, G [1245] 8 times, full cell 3 times, G [1245], ER [12456], full cell, V [1236].

Row 4: full cell, space 3 times, AR [345], GH [126], space 3 times, full cell 2 times, space 3 times, full cell 2 times.

Row 5: full cell, space 2 times, AR [345] two times, GH [126] two times, space 2 times, full cell 2 times, space 2 times, dot 6, full cell, L [123].

Row 6: full cell, space 1 time, AR [345] three times, GH [126] three times, space 1 time, full cell 5 times, Q [12345].

Row 7: full cell, AR [345] four times, GH [126] four times, full cell, Q [12345], G [1245] two times, A [1].

Row 8: full cell, space 1 time, hyphen [36] two times, AR [345], GH [126], hyphen [36] two times, space 1 time, full cell, L [123].

Row 9: full cell, GG [2356] eight times, full cell, L [123].

Row 10: space 1 time, D [145], G [1245] six times, F [124], A [1].

End design.

Drawing Notes:

This Tree design is one row taller and one row wider. It is still centered between cells.

Our design has been shifted to the left to better center on the mug. The tree touches the boarder of the cutout on both sides, to leave a gap, the mug would need to be wider.

This is the largest design that would easily fit within the cutout area. If you want to try your own designs, braille one of the Mug-Outline patterns. We’d love to include your design.

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