Month: December 2017
Shuttle Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving – Research Project
As a research project – decided that I would like to look at one of our core books for learning about weaving and see if I could add information to bring the text into the digital age. Work completed so far, includes finding digital copies of the images in color, and creating .wif files of some of the draft collections in the book.
In the early editions there is a bibliography that will also prove interesting to research to see who her influencers were.
I have decided to publish my research as I go so that I can share with others and get feedback.
For copyright folks – I believe that my work not a violation of copyright as I am acknowledging my source of reference, and it is in the public domain at this point in time. My intention is that of historic research, to help fill the gaps between when the book was written and today, hoping to keep the information accessible to future generations.
None of the drafts are copyrighted, as they are what Mary would have called them “recipes”. What is copyrighted are the hand drawings and the words in the book. The knowledge a weaver will have to apply to using the drafts is; do they fit my idea for a project and the capability of my loom? I have simply bundled them into groups to match the layout in the book for ease of reference
Fees collected for downloads fund research and hosting of these files.
American Handweaving – Updated Photo Links
American Handweaving Series 1 Group B .wif files