[HNW] Flowers of the Needle

Lavolta Press fran at lavoltapress.com
Mon Oct 8 13:35:27 PDT 2007

Hey, I'd love to dump my old Iomega Zip Disk reader, and the disks, 
cheap.  It worked the last time I plugged it in a couple of years ago, 
but then I switched to using a plug-in hard disk for backups. It's a 
SCSI device, but I can also supply a SCSI board. Warning:  you need a 
free slot in your machine to put the SCSI board in.

Lavolta Press


e is disappointed.
> I doubt this will all happen before New Years's. I will be borrowing some 
> equipment to help rescue the data on that Iomega Zip Disk. Not "only" does 
> this disk contain my *only* electronic copy of the 1597 Sibmacher, it also 
> holds something special. I scanned and cleaned up the first 25 pp of 
> "Flowers of the Needle" in 1998. This was "Before House". In 1999 the 1597 
> Sibmacher suddenly happened and I got distracted. I never took notes on 
> exactly what I used to clean up these pages, worst luck. The originals are 
> also 8 years older -- which doesn't help the situation.
> I'm not having much luck scanning the original paste up dummy of "Flowers". 
> On some pages the ink is literally fading from the original (library) 
> photocopy, which was heavy on gray tone. Photocopying may be the only 
> feasible way to originate a new dummy for copying. I'm still experimenting.
> Lady X ( you know who you are!) has been enthusastically trying to convince 
> me (off list) to reissue this book as a proper publication. While I am 
> thrilled by her enthusiasm for the project, I just can't handle it at this 
> point of my life. She has made a good point, however. It is a very wise idea 
> to somehow transfer my original into an electronic medium of some sort for 
> future storage. When I meet with a friend over New Year's (with many yeasr 
> experience in graphics) I'm hoping to find some way to achieve this. 
> Meanwhile, Lady X, thank you so much for your offers of help and advice!!
> When this Limited Edition of "Flowers of the Needle" is ready to print, I'll 
> make up a set of 20 cc, then announce it here. There may be a Feeding Frenzy 
> at first, but I don't anticipate that lasting long. I will most likely make 
> it available for a year or two, then retire it for a while. I do have two 
> other books I'm working on! Perhaps w hen the othere two books are done I 
> can revisit the idea of getting "Flowers" stored electronically. I have also 
> contemplated handing it on to Someone Else, who can then clean it up and 
> publish. it.
> Meanwhile, thanks so much for all the enthusiasm and support that floats 
> around this list. You guys are awesome!
> --Kathryn
> SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
> "too many centuries...too little time"
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