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October 22, 2010


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Susan J. Tweit

Woo-hoo! It looks like a great design, and all I can say about the work ahead--1421 reference photos, my land!--is to remind you to breathe and stretch. Often!

Deborah Robson

Thanks, Susan, I think I'll get up for a stretch right now. So far I've only found three images (in the 452 group, although I'm not done yet) where we forgot to put in the i.d. tags.

For a few, I can figure out what's there and what needs to be said. If I had to do it for all of them . . . well, there's no way.

The design *is* gorgeous! Even in rough printouts with crop marks and white margins (that won't be there in the printed books).

I am so excited to be working on this, even with the necessary drudgery.

Kristi aka FiberFool

I'm sooo excited for you! Although I can't feign being jealous of the task ahead :-)

Deborah Robson

Yeah, Kristi, and you'll get to hear more about it soon, no doubt! You can enjoy *not* having to do it!

I'm making progress, though.

Kathryn | Alpacamundo

I am really enjoying reading about this process and am looking forward to seeing the final product. :-)


a lot of work but it already looks amazing !

Kerrie James

Hi Deb, I have enjoyed reading about the process - concept to photo shoots and now to editing. Being a book on fiber is enough to gain my interest but to have seen the process, I feel as thought I've watched a niece grow. ^_^ Can't wait for the release! ~Cheers!

Deborah Robson

I'm delighted to hear the glimpses are interesting. I'm still at it here. . . .

That business of how to identify the skeins in the final images had to be planned from the start of The Project, more than three years ago. ESPECIALLY for the very white and very black fibers. Even *with* the tactile input, it can be challenging to discern one from another.

(Is that Bleu du Maine, or Rouge de l'Ouest? The sheep look very different, despite similar history, and the wools unspun have some differences, but once the yarn is made. . . .)

Take away the ability to feel the fibers, as in a photograph, and you need clues to keep the information accurate.

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