[Ansteorra] Machine Embroidery Design - only slightly off topic
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Aug 31 19:59:30 PDT 2010
On Aug 31, 2010, at 6:37 AM, Daria Riley wrote:
> Does anyone happen to have a Pelican in her Piety Digitized for machine
> Was thinking we need a web page of sca digitized images for everyone to use.
> Any interest if I start one?
I would be probably be willing to make space available for such an effort within the Florilegium.
But is there a common interchange format for this kind of work which is compatible with a sufficient number of different embroidery machines? When I looked at this several years ago different embroidery machines used different, proprietary, incompatible formats for their files.
Years and years ago, back in the early 90s I was considering trying to create a public domain repository for the many heraldic charges and divisions. I thought it would be great to be able to sit down and translate "Well, I'd like something with a clamshell with some red on it" into a picture and then be able to make quick changes. "Well what if the background was blue", "Can we have two shells?", "What if the background was divided with one of those diagonal line thingies?", "I know, how about quills instead of shells?" etc. Unfortunately at that time there were few common formats between different computer platforms, and those that were, and were inexpensive, were all bit-graphics based and not vector-graphics based, so resizing was difficult and often produced ugly artwork.
Anyway, I'd be willing to donate space for either of these efforts, but I can only give limited time for either since so much of my time already goes into maintaining the rest of the Florilegium.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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