- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bryant Richards <ninjalikereflex@...> wrote:
>A yard IS 36". However, a yard of fabric is going to be 36" by however wide it is.
> >>There's a nagabakama pattern at http://www.geocitie s.com/anne_ liese_w/Japanese /japmake. htm
> This reminded me, I wanted to ask is a yard of fabric different than a yard of measurement? See I think of a yard as 3 feet or 36 inches.
Most fabric mills in the US produce bolts of fabric in standard widths. 44 or 45" and 60" are the most common, though upholstery/home decor bolts can be even wider and some of those Asian "brocades" run about 30" wide.
Calculate your yardage needs based on yard AND bolt-width. In fact, it's not a bad idea to calculate it for both a 44" and 60" wide fabric, particularly for something you're going to make more than one of, and keep those numbers in your wallet. That way, if you come across something you like while fabric shopping, you know how much you'll need.
Saionji no Hanae
- Did you want woodblock information? Fort Wayne public library used to have a treasure trove on the subject.
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On Dec 11, 2011, at 7:41 PM, "Melissa" <mdeann@...> wrote:
> Hello, I am Artemisia Voltera in the SCA and a member of the Middle Kingdom, Red Spears.
> I have started getting interested in Japanese Ink Paintings. I am the artist who painted the images for Kimiko that were just recently posted here. I also did two additional images that I entered into the A&S competition.
> I would like to produce these images so they are more accurate. From the research I was able to find, I like the Ink Paintings from the Muromachi time period. I am in search of help to locate writing on how to produce historically accurate images. From everything from the type of paper and ink, to how to make a seal, what is used as the red ink? for the seal, symbolism, etc.
> Does anyone on here produce these type of art? If so would you be able to direct me on where is best to look for what I am seeking?
> Any help would be greatly appriciated. While it might be nice to get the images to look like what would have done back then, I would like to do it accuratly.
> Thank you for your help
> Lady Artemisia Voltera
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