@MrDoo thank you so much for your response. I will probably close the old issue and write up a new one. I will start with what you said in this message and try to state it in such a way that it can be tackled by a contributor. I agree with you on the issue of publicly shared templates. I will attempt to describe such a template in a way that we might attract someone to help create some. If you have any thoughts on a description of template I welcome them.
There didn’t seem to be much point in progressing this without an indication that the application side would be changing to make use of same.
I will try to make it easier for a potential code contributor to see where they can help.
I agree it would be frustrating to continue to make progress in a vacuume. I have decided not to wait until my life gets calmer and just contribute what I can, when I can. I have spoken with @slspencer and will continue to do so in person when she and I can span the 40 miles that separate us. (When she is not traveling and I am not either, which cuts it down to a few days a month). I appreciate you hanging in. I still believe the Seamly2D project is the best option for many target user audiences. I intend to keep using it and for a time, I will help to make it better.