Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29679] Re: Historical References Needed (Ragtaghorde #
  2. [Baren 29680] Re: Historical References Needed (Cate Fitt)
  3. [Baren 29681] Re: Historical References Needed ("rsimola #")
  4. [Baren 29682] dogs (FurryPressII #
  5. [Baren 29683] Re: dogs ("robert")
  6. [Baren 29684] dogs and roosters ("Kristine Alder")
  7. [Baren 29685] Dog Prints (Jan Telfer)
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Message 1
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 08:24:50 EST
Subject: [Baren 29679] Re: Historical References Needed
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> I am looking for references on fabric printing in Medieval Europe. If
> anyone has information on Medieval fabric printing from other cultures (other
> than Japanese) I would be more than interested.

There isn't a whole lot about fabric printing in "Origins Of European
Printmaking" by Parshall & Schoch, but there is some. Mostly talks about fabric
printing being a low-cost substitute for tapestry weaving just as block printing
was a more egalitarian version of illuminated manuscripts. There were some
examples in the exhibit which were nifty. In fact, the whole exhibit was
tremendously exciting. Anyone who is interested in the western tradition of
printmaking should have the book.

Annie F.

Annie Fitt
& the Ragtag Horde ~ Whippets of Mass Destruction!
Wake, Virginia
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Message 2
From: Cate Fitt
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 08:42:27 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29680] Re: Historical References Needed
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The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, titled
"Origins of European Printmaking" had two examples! I was thrilled to see
them. You can purchase the book on Amazon for $25 less than at the
National Gallery bookstore.
Good luck with your research, I would be interested in hearing more
about it.
Cate Fitt (Annie F's sister)
Richmond, VA
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Message 3
From: "rsimola #"
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:36:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 29681] Re: Historical References Needed
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Laura Hodges has a book that might fit your needs. Chaucer and Clothing : Clerical and Academic Costume in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (Chaucer Studies) (ISBN: 1843840332)
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Message 4
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 11:46:22 EST
Subject: [Baren 29682] dogs
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Year of the DOG Years are in the mail enjoy

john center
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Message 5
From: "robert"
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:16:06 +0000
Subject: [Baren 29683] Re: dogs
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My year of the dog print has a dog on it. I went for a more traditional look with a twist. Carving is almost finished, 2 cherry blocks, 3 colors. Should be done and mailed in a week or so.
I am quite enjoying everyones so far! I like everyones take on the subject. I wish I had been a member for the rooster. As soon as I saw that I had soooo many ideas! Peace, Love and Hair Greace.
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Message 6
From: "Kristine Alder"
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 13:02:14 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29684] dogs and roosters
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Just wanted to say that the dog postcards are beginning to arrive and it looks to be another great (and eclectic) mix of prints from all artists invloved. My roosters have been reluctant to leave their cozy roost, but I think the growing number of dogs at my house have finally persuaded them to fly the coop. To those of you still waiting on the roosters, please watch for them to arrive with an accompanying canine chaperone in the very near future. Happy New Year, Everyone!
Cutting and Printing in the frosty North,
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist/Graphic Design

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Message 7
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:37:59 +0800
Subject: [Baren 29685] Dog Prints
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Thank you Frank for sending mine on.

I usually have to reread last weeks posts to see what members have been
discussing about prints so another week won't matter.... better late
than never!

My dogs are swimming across the Pacific, so they may need a bit of TLC
when they arrive! Those to Europe and the UK have gone in the opposite

I have sent the majority of them before 31st December so that I can get
them away before our Christmas cutoff postage rate runs out..... not a
cheap skate but financially practical..... x58 @ $1.00Aus for Christmas
postage rather than x58 @ $1.80 on 1st January 2006 and will give me
money to do another exchange!! I had to go to another post office to
get my stamps as I had exhausted my little local post office
supplies...could have also been because we have a lot of Chinese
neighbours, too!! but the arogant man behind the counter almost told me
that I couldn't use them because they weren't for Christmas Cards!! I
informed him that these were cards, I was legally allowed to use them
before the cut off date of 31st December and these were for overseas
friends because we exchange New Year Cards and not Christmas Cards and
I think he then kept quiet so that he wouldn't offend my "religious"
beliefs!! I won't tell you which nationality he belonged!!

I used to be an avid stamp collector and breaking up a full sheet of
$50 stamps with the gutter strip and all in tact was tear wrenching
.... then I thought what would I rather have..... a pristine sheet of
stamps that would go up in value in the future or friends with the same
interests and passions I have now.... I shut my eyes and made the first
tear across the perforations!!

I was waiting for the Australian Year of the Dog Stamps to come out on
Jan 9th but they don't have any "International" Dog stamps printed and
so would need to put two current postage 50cent stamps on each
envelope. I have a couple I still have here, but you will get yours

I wrote last year to our Philatelic Society to ask if they would please
release their Chinese New Year stamps early rather than late in January
and to include an international stamp (tax included) for people like me
but so far I am lucky enough to get them out sooner but not the
international bit I suppose because they are stamps from Christmas
Is/Australia $1.45 still needs the additional tax !!
May be another prod for the Year of the Pig, my year, I might get
someone to hear me!!

Also you will note that my little mut, Sari, our Silky Terrier has a
fold in the print...... if you don't like it, please don't complain to
me.... I have done it in such a way that if "it" troubles you you are
welcome to cut it off along the fold!!

The reason for the fold is for a number of reasons..... When I cut the
block of solid beech wood I liked the grain on the block and even more
when I printed it, so didn't have the heart to cut the block down in

Secondly I could have sent the print unfolded but that would have also
pushed the postage up over the $1.80 mark because of its "oversize" and
not "post office preferred"! You may display it flat, or iron it if
you will be OK!

I am looking forward to seeing all the other little muts and non muts!

Happy New Year to you all,

Perth, Western Australia