pulling thread off a weaving machine ;-)

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sun May 6 21:31:05 UTC 2007

Hi Adam-

Ok...you are right that should be thought of, when writing that  
sign...the same path...let's re-visit that at another time...

It is amazing how many different interpretations there can be to  
writing one sign, isn't it?

Val ;-)


On May 6, 2007, at 2:24 PM, Adam Frost wrote:

> I wasn't sure if I should use the circle or the back arrows. I  
> think that either would work fine just as long as the basic  
> movement is correct. I looked at your writing, but I get the  
> feeling that there are two stings of thread being pulled, not the  
> one that I see in the video. That is why I was thinking of the  
> overlapping arrows. Other than that, that is exactly what I see.
> Adam
> On 5/6/07, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote: Here is my  
> first writing from what i saw on video 4...I may not have
> understood what the sign meant...
> It looked like two circles to me that are finishing in different
> handshapes each time...like pulling the threads off a turning
> wheel...alternating motion...while one moves down and around the
> other is moving up and around...at the top of the circle the hand is
> open, and at the bottom of the circle the hands are in an A
> handshape...but i will try one more writing and then leave all this
> to you....
> When the story is all written, I can read the document in front of
> you, and try to produce the movements properly from reading the
> document, without knowing the meaning of the signs, and that will
> test to see if the writing is read properly...like the sign for
> SUFFER...Adam wrote it, and I mis-read it, and then we worked on
> it...it took time but was really good to work on writing in that
> way ;-))

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