pulling thread off a weaving machine ;-)

K.J. Boal kjoanne403 at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 8 02:13:34 UTC 2007

I agree with Adam... it does look like each hand is pulling something 
different.  I thought of using the circle arrows; but since this is 
basically a mime-based sign, I chose arrows based on what I felt I would be 
doing if I were using a real spinning wheel.  I felt I would be pulling the 
string straight back toward myself hand-over-hand, so that was what I tried 
to write.  Using the General Arrowhead makes sense to me... now it's a 
matter of getting the handshapes in so it won't be confusing... I have an 
idea which I'll send separately...

>From: "Adam Frost" <adam at frostvillage.com>
>Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>Subject: Re: [sw-l] pulling thread off a weaving machine ;-)
>Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 14:24:07 -0700
>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
>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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