3023Re: Marbling and marbleizing
- Apr 19, 2005Why the need for this thread?
This group is a good thing not just for marblers but also for marbling and, as a sidestep,
for other techniques of making decorated paper. I am a professional decorated paper-
maker and a member of an international group of specialists that has been established for
the purpose of compiling something in the kind of a multilingual (thesaurus or handbook
or... not decided upon yet) on decorated and decorative papers. As you have perceived by
now, English is not my native language, so any doubles or uncertainties about English -
and, if it comes to that, American - terms have to be cleared up by talking to the
craftsmen using them.
There are very few decorating techniques that have one name only. That means clearing
up as much as possible as closely as possible: who is using / has been using this term
when and for what?, and if it is only for declaring a term false (on which grounds?) and
giving the correct word. And to this very purpose, I have asked the group as a whole - in
addition to what the others of our 'task force' say. Believe me, there have been many times
when I have heard one technique or pattern named in ten ways by five people. It is this
confusion we mean to tackle.
This has grown to a length I did not intend. If there are more questions, please contact me
off-list. Otherwise, the thread will really be questionable!
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, David Graham <uuglypher@g...> wrote:
> No, Paul; I'm not confused either, just wondering why some seem to
> be, else why the need for this thread?
> On 4/18/05, paulhenrydesign@a... <paulhenrydesign@a...> wrote:
> > susanne,
> > I;m not confused at all!! I think you meant David Graham!
> > paul!
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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