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Re: [BKARTS] Thailand, Tyvek, Blizzard Books & trimming on responses



Sally - Thanks for that thoughtful response.

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Sally Canzoneri <sally.canzoneri@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:
 [...]

>
> Speaking of Hedi Kyle and blizzard book instructions, it is indeed
> unfortunate that Hedi, who is a perfectly wonderful person, has not always
> been credited with creating the blizzard book. I myself learned how to make
> the book (and a nifty cover Hedi teaches) from instructions that used to be
> posted in the "projects" section of the Yastutomo web site with no credit
> at
> all to Hedi for the idea. (Apparently they have removed them; I looked for
> them to send in response to the initial request for instructions.) The
> YouTube video is another book form, so I think at this point the best
> sources for instructions are the Penland book and the Green Chair Press
> site. In fairness to Green Chair Press, under US copyright law, an idea
> (e.g., how to make a blizzard book) is not copyrightable, though
> instructions are copyrightable. And Susan Angebranndt clearly credits the
> idea of the blizzard book to Hedi.
>
> My experience with Hedi as a workshop instructor is that she is wonderfully
> well organized and generous with her ideas, but she is more interested in
> developing new ideas than she is in writing up instructions about how to
> implement those ideas. Quite simply, I think that Hedi, wonderful as she
> is,
> does not like to write up instructions. In the workshop I took with her,
> rather than instructions for one project, she gave us photos someone had
> taken as she folded the item in a previous workshop. In fact, when I saw
> the
> Penland book I was amused to see that the Lark editors included pictures of
> her folding the blizzard book, rather than instructions drawn amd written
> by
> her. Moreover, though it is well known that Hedi came up with the flag book
> form, I've never seen any instructions by her, though I've seen many
> instructions on how to make a flag book by others. That fact should show us
> (if we did not already know from experience) that writing up clear
> instructions is not all that easy and deserves to be rewarded even if the
> instructions are for a design the instruction-writer did not originate. So
> I
> think that, rather than being criticized, Susan deserves some credit for
> making available instructions on how to make the blizzard book. And even
> with Susan's instructions, one does not get all the information that one
> gets in a workshop with Hedi.
>
> [...]


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