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« on: July 20, 2006 11:31:01 AM »

Hi,

I don't know if you would be interested in this, but I found something *awesome* on my last bookstore run.  I found a reprinted book of Japanese designs and patterns from the 19th century - mostly intended for textile artists.  I scanned all the drawings at 300 dpi, zipped em, and put them up on my site.  The designs are public domain since they're from the 1800's.

I have no idea what you could do with them, but surely you can come up with something... 

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- Cat

PS - let me know if you use them, because I couldn't think of anything for the life of me.  I want to know what you come up with.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006 11:36:14 AM »

I took a look at the scans, and they're pretty neat!  Thanks for sharing them! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006 07:55:07 AM »

Thank you Cat - these look amazing, and I love how some of them give you construction hints too.  Am downloading the whole lot, even though I'm not sure what I'll use them for yet.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006 04:59:30 AM »

Yeah, I'm in the same boat.  I couldn't think of anything to do with them, but I knew they were cool.  And, just working with that old book with its thick ivory pages and the raised type made me happy Smiley

Now, if I can get my hands on another book with butterfly woodcuts... it's in my parents' old house and it's antique, so it will take a lot of whining to get them to cough it up!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006 09:19:44 PM »

Thanks for putting these up.  I actually just scanned a bunch of japanese designs today from The Japanese Home Style Book.  I was probably going to incorporate mine into quilt designs and other fun stuff.  Dharma Books in Reno, NV might have the same block printing books your folks have.  They look pretty old/expensive and are high up on the shelf behind the register.

Thanks for the scans!
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006 12:33:23 PM »

I actually just scanned a bunch of japanese designs today from The Japanese Home Style Book.

If you have a link to the scans, I'll link to you on my site Smiley

- Cat
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006 08:47:11 PM »

Thank you for posting them, Cat.  They're awesome...I'm already working on ideas for them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 05:01:15 PM »

Thank you very much for scanning those! I'm sure I'll be able to use them for something. I really like how lots of them have instructions on how to draw them.
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