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Re: Marian Powell

Sigrid Piroch <jacquardweaver@...>
 

Rebecca, Sigrid here with Deb. Where do you live? We are in western PA and I have studied Powell for over 30 years and have boxes of materials related to her. 

I have already written up her method of shadow weave with Mimi Smith of Rochester, NY and am happy to share all this all with you. I was up to publishing a booklet on her but am now nearly 80, so would require help to complete this project. 


Sigrid at ARTS
724-991-6834

On Feb 29, 2020, at 12:53 AM, Sigrid Piroch via Groups.Io <jacquardweaver@...> wrote:

Hi Rebecca,

This is Deb, Sigrid Piroch’s daughter. Mom can tell you lots about Powell, even did a study group or workshop or both based on her work. I just happen to be up late online but will be sure she sees this-she doesn’t check email every day. :) 

Sigrid at ARTS

On Feb 28, 2020, at 12:11 PM, Rebecca Winter <becwinter555@...> wrote:

Hi, Everyone, Do any of you have access to Pamphlets published by Marian Powell about Shadow Weave?  These are publications she sold with actual weaving samples for a dollar. I have one called:
Multi Harness Shadow Weave - Converted Form: Multi Harness and Four Harness Shadow Weave Pamphlets
There is no date, but I believe she most likely published these in the late 60's.  I would really love to see some others, as the name implies they exist or existed.  

Also, if anyone has further biographical information about her, that would be great.  What I know so far is she lived in Iowa (address on the Pamphlet), lived in Mexico (address on the samples borrowed from HGA). I have her articles from The Shuttle Craft Guild Bulletin, her article from Handweaver & Craftsman, and her book.  

Thank you for anything further you might have to offer.  May we avoid sliding into weaving obscurity.  Cheers, Rebecca

Rebecca Winter  
HGA Master Weaver, 2004 & 2018    
email - becwinter555@... or
email - becwinter@...
~~ “It is in the sharing that the secrets are kept.”  Nelson Zink ~~


Re: Marian Powell

Rebecca Winter
 

Deb, Thank you very much.  Perhaps she could private message me and we could start a more in-depth conversation.  I would love to hear more stories.  Cheers, Rebecca


On Feb 28, 2020, at 10:53 PM, Sigrid Piroch via Groups.Io <jacquardweaver@...> wrote:

Hi Rebecca,

This is Deb, Sigrid Piroch’s daughter. Mom can tell you lots about Powell, even did a study group or workshop or both based on her work. I just happen to be up late online but will be sure she sees this-she doesn’t check email every day. :) 

Sigrid at ARTS

On Feb 28, 2020, at 12:11 PM, Rebecca Winter <becwinter555@...> wrote:

Hi, Everyone, Do any of you have access to Pamphlets published by Marian Powell about Shadow Weave?  These are publications she sold with actual weaving samples for a dollar. I have one called:
Multi Harness Shadow Weave - Converted Form: Multi Harness and Four Harness Shadow Weave Pamphlets
There is no date, but I believe she most likely published these in the late 60's.  I would really love to see some others, as the name implies they exist or existed.  

Also, if anyone has further biographical information about her, that would be great.  What I know so far is she lived in Iowa (address on the Pamphlet), lived in Mexico (address on the samples borrowed from HGA). I have her articles from The Shuttle Craft Guild Bulletin, her article from Handweaver & Craftsman, and her book.  

Thank you for anything further you might have to offer.  May we avoid sliding into weaving obscurity.  Cheers, Rebecca

Rebecca Winter  
HGA Master Weaver, 2004 & 2018    
email - becwinter555@... or
email - becwinter@...
~~ “It is in the sharing that the secrets are kept.”  Nelson Zink ~~


Re: Marian Powell

Sigrid Piroch <jacquardweaver@...>
 

Hi Rebecca,

This is Deb, Sigrid Piroch’s daughter. Mom can tell you lots about Powell, even did a study group or workshop or both based on her work. I just happen to be up late online but will be sure she sees this-she doesn’t check email every day. :) 

Sigrid at ARTS

On Feb 28, 2020, at 12:11 PM, Rebecca Winter <becwinter555@...> wrote:

Hi, Everyone, Do any of you have access to Pamphlets published by Marian Powell about Shadow Weave?  These are publications she sold with actual weaving samples for a dollar. I have one called:
Multi Harness Shadow Weave - Converted Form: Multi Harness and Four Harness Shadow Weave Pamphlets
There is no date, but I believe she most likely published these in the late 60's.  I would really love to see some others, as the name implies they exist or existed.  

Also, if anyone has further biographical information about her, that would be great.  What I know so far is she lived in Iowa (address on the Pamphlet), lived in Mexico (address on the samples borrowed from HGA). I have her articles from The Shuttle Craft Guild Bulletin, her article from Handweaver & Craftsman, and her book.  

Thank you for anything further you might have to offer.  May we avoid sliding into weaving obscurity.  Cheers, Rebecca

Rebecca Winter  
HGA Master Weaver, 2004 & 2018    
email - becwinter555@... or
email - becwinter@...
~~ “It is in the sharing that the secrets are kept.”  Nelson Zink ~~


Marian Powell

Rebecca Winter
 

Hi, Everyone, Do any of you have access to Pamphlets published by Marian Powell about Shadow Weave?  These are publications she sold with actual weaving samples for a dollar. I have one called:
Multi Harness Shadow Weave - Converted Form: Multi Harness and Four Harness Shadow Weave Pamphlets
There is no date, but I believe she most likely published these in the late 60's.  I would really love to see some others, as the name implies they exist or existed.  

Also, if anyone has further biographical information about her, that would be great.  What I know so far is she lived in Iowa (address on the Pamphlet), lived in Mexico (address on the samples borrowed from HGA). I have her articles from The Shuttle Craft Guild Bulletin, her article from Handweaver & Craftsman, and her book.  

Thank you for anything further you might have to offer.  May we avoid sliding into weaving obscurity.  Cheers, Rebecca

Rebecca Winter  
HGA Master Weaver, 2004 & 2018    
email - becwinter555@... or
email - becwinter@...
~~ “It is in the sharing that the secrets are kept.”  Nelson Zink ~~


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Cheryl S
 

Soyoung I tried connecting from my Mac mini which is running High Sierra and it works perfectly. so the port on the megado is fine. Catalina just does not see the FTDI driver. 


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Cheryl S
 

The ports on my MacBook Pro all work, I connect to a backup drive on a regular basis with no problem. But I haven’t checked the viability of the dobby port. I’ll try that today. Thanks. Cheryl


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Soyoung Shin
 

Hey Cheryl, the FTDI chips I think are only applicable to USB <> Serial cables, as the FTDI chip is doing translation between the two protocols. USB <> USB should work out of the box (should!)

Not sure what may be going wrong If you're going USB to USB. Maybe your port is dead? Can you try to use an external hard drive or other USB device from that port? Have you tried other usb ports on your computer?

I have a lot on my plate this week, but can lend a hand for a bit. I'm stationary 12-6 PST through Saturday, and next week frees up. (this week is better though) Terminal is in my comfort zone.

~Soyoung


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Fran Osten
 

I think you can back up your hard drive and wipe the computer and do a reinstall. I needed to have Apple do that for me for another problem but if you are computer saavy you undoubtedly could do it yourself

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 9:07 AM Lorelei Caracausa <beeweaverstudio@...> wrote:
Someone commented earlier on this thread that Apple does not provide for "rolling back"

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 7:48 AM Ann Barry <abarry@...> wrote:
I am hearing numerous problems with various  software including camera
tethering software where Catalina is the culprit. I haven't been following
this thread because I am on Windows, but can you roll back from Catalina and
see if that works?

Ann

-----Original Message-----
From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of B Rose via
Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:55 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via
Fiberworks problem

I wonder if it is the cables that are causing the problems?

I am running Proweave on a Megado which never ran on a nice neat USB A to
USB C cable.

However it runs using an classic USB A to USB A cable plus a USB A to USB C
adapter to the laptop. I used this on previous operating systems and it
continues to operate with Catalina on my MacBook.

Best Wishes

Belinda







--
Lorelei


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Lorelei Caracausa
 

Someone commented earlier on this thread that Apple does not provide for "rolling back"


On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 7:48 AM Ann Barry <abarry@...> wrote:
I am hearing numerous problems with various  software including camera
tethering software where Catalina is the culprit. I haven't been following
this thread because I am on Windows, but can you roll back from Catalina and
see if that works?

Ann

-----Original Message-----
From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of B Rose via
Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:55 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via
Fiberworks problem

I wonder if it is the cables that are causing the problems?

I am running Proweave on a Megado which never ran on a nice neat USB A to
USB C cable.

However it runs using an classic USB A to USB A cable plus a USB A to USB C
adapter to the laptop. I used this on previous operating systems and it
continues to operate with Catalina on my MacBook.

Best Wishes

Belinda







--
Lorelei


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

Ann Barry
 

I am hearing numerous problems with various software including camera
tethering software where Catalina is the culprit. I haven't been following
this thread because I am on Windows, but can you roll back from Catalina and
see if that works?

Ann

-----Original Message-----
From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of B Rose via
Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:55 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via
Fiberworks problem

I wonder if it is the cables that are causing the problems?

I am running Proweave on a Megado which never ran on a nice neat USB A to
USB C cable.

However it runs using an classic USB A to USB A cable plus a USB A to USB C
adapter to the laptop. I used this on previous operating systems and it
continues to operate with Catalina on my MacBook.

Best Wishes

Belinda


Re: Connection from Catalina to Megado 2.0 via Fiberworks problem

B Rose
 

I wonder if it is the cables that are causing the problems?

I am running Proweave on a Megado which never ran on a nice neat USB A to USB C cable.

However it runs using an classic USB A to USB A cable plus a USB A to USB C adapter to the laptop. I used this on previous operating systems and it continues to operate with Catalina on my MacBook.

Best Wishes

Belinda


Re: Berta Frey

Linda Adamson
 

 I hope you win the lottery Doreen.
Linda

On Feb 11, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Doreen McLaughlin <doreen@...> wrote:

            After attending a workshop where a great deal of time was spent with colored pencils and graph paper to make draw-downs, to the point where I did not get to weave all the samples, I invested in weaving software for my smartphone and laptop. Those who say I am cheating will have to tear that software out of my cold dead hands.
            If I won the lottery, I would love to do a PhD dissertation and book on Berta Frey’s weavings.
Doreen


Re: Berta Frey

Doreen McLaughlin
 

            After attending a workshop where a great deal of time was spent with colored pencils and graph paper to make draw-downs, to the point where I did not get to weave all the samples, I invested in weaving software for my smartphone and laptop. Those who say I am cheating will have to tear that software out of my cold dead hands.

            If I won the lottery, I would love to do a PhD dissertation and book on Berta Frey’s weavings.

Doreen


Re: Berta Frey

Sara von Tresckow
 

Folks, Just be aware that Joe worked closely with Ken Colwell for a long
time back in the day. All one needs to do is jog his memory a bit and he's
speeding forward with new material.

Sara von Tresckow, Fond du Lac, WI
sarav@woolgatherers.com
Author of “When a Single Harness Simply Isn’t Enough”
http://www.woolgatherers.com Dutch Master Loom/Spinning Chairs/Öxabäck
Looms, visit us in Fond du Lac or contact us about your weaving/spinning
needs


Re: Berta Frey

Debbie Kaplan
 

Joe, I second Marg’s idea of not waiting. Weaving software can be a fine thing to use while you are learning drafting.

You can input a given draft and change just one thing and it will automatically change the cloth for you. This could be a real aid in seeing how the draft works. Maybe try it at Sara’s, on a draft you have already come to know and see what small changes in treading, tie-up or threading do. In learning, I would just emphasize making one change at a time to avoid confusion..

Debbie Kaplan


Re: Berta Frey

margcoe
 

Joe, I’m sure you’ll do fine with Sara’s help.

But, with respect, the quoted concept from Madelyn “. . . [weavers] should know how to do drawdowns before the weaver uses weaving software to get the full advantage of the software” is at best dated.

There are many fine new weavers who have had computers in their lives, all their lives. They are embracing weaving software much more easily than their predecessors, and gravitating to 16, 24, and 32-shaft looms very quickly. 

The idea that weavers should first know how to do drawdowns before tackling designing with a computer is about as valid as saying people should use a sundial before they can use a watch. 

Marg

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Berta Frey

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone 

Years ago I learned how to draft simple draw downs. I can do that with out a problem. I thought I would I like to get some weaving soft ware. Sara Von T. told me I could visit her studio and she would show me how the software works alone and with a computer driven loom. I decided at the time If I was going to do this I would want a large screen lap top that was a touch screen. With Sara's help we decided on the best weaving software for me. I had a health problem, things got put on hold for a while. The computer I want is out of stock till this coming Thursday and it will be ordered. I saw Sara at the weavers guild meeting this past Saturday. I asked Sara about how I go about getting the soft ware we picked out. Sara offered to help me. So when the computer gets here I will call Sara to see when she has extra time. I respect the fact Sara has weaving to do, and teaching and a shop to take care of. I am just grateful for the help. I well call and set a appointment with Sara. 

I have a couple I don't have a couple of drafting books but they are wrote in a vocabulary that does not fit me. So When I saw the Designing and Drafting for Hand weavers by Beta Frey At the weavers guild sale I opened the book and read some of it and I could under stand what was wrote. So I bought the book. So I would have a better idea of the terms used in designing that the computer software will have that I don't know. In watching you tube videos I saw that Madelyn van der Hoogt was explaining how weaving software works. Madelyn said a weaver should know how to do draw downs before the weaver uses weaving software to get the full advantage of the software. So that is what I have been working on the last couple of days just a page or two. the book by Berta Frey is for the most 4 shaft weaving so I am walking before I run. 

I have a feeling Berta would have enjoyed a computer a great deal. 

Keep Weaving 
Joe Bear in WI U.S.A.  


Re: Berta Frey

Sally O
 

Don't forget, there is the Berta Frey Memorial Library at the Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton, NY.

Yes, you can see some of her original textiles in their textile collection, not to mention all the resources available in their handweaving library, including lots of sample books with drafts. (If you come, bring your camera.)


Re: Berta Frey

marmar weaves
 


I am glad to see the attention to Berta Frey.
 When I was teaching myself to weave around  1995-8 and had done a few tricks from Debbie Redding, before the 2nd ed.  of Learning to Weave, I found Berta Frey.
Drafting and Designing for Handweavers stood  me in good stead for a long time for whatever I wanted to do. 

 She might have really loved a computer! Very happy to see her  work being recognized and remember. Thank you.   
Mar Mar in Middle TN. 



Re: Berta Frey

Pat Bullen
 

While working on a book to celebrate the Central Ohio Weavers Guild 80th birthday,
we were going through some of the many sample books and discovered a Bertie Frey
workshop the guild did in 1955 using materials published by the Mannings 
"The Complete Book of Bertha Hayes’ Patterns – 75 Drafts and Design Effects Created by Bertha Hayes."  
There are over 30 woven samples, all done with very fine cotton threads, mostly on table looms.  It's one
of the many gems we have uncovered in the COWG library.


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