Sunday, February 8, 2009

Peter Collignwood DVD

As I have Randall Darwall, Mom had Peter Collingwood. She was understandably saddened to learn about his sudden death last year. Recently, though the English Guild's publication, I discovered the Complex Weavers folk produced an interview DVD with the great PC. (They say it's US$21 to Australia; do you think it'll be US$20 if they can toss it out the plane just before they get to Oz?)

The problem is, Mom hasn't got a DVD player or a computer. So I could get one for me, and somehow transfer it onto a video format she can view, or I could just ask her to go visit my siblings...

Either way, I can't do it just now because I'm having to sell 500 shawls or 1000 cashmere scarves to pay for the wood burner replacement!!

Has anyone seen the DVD?

4 comments:

  1. www.weavecast.com Episode 31 "Complicated Weavers" has an interview with Peter Collingwood. If your Mum goes to Transcripts on the right hand side she can read ... ah, its in english.

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  2. English is not a problem. It's the Internet that's a problem. I'll have to download that and send it to her, but thanks!

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  3. Meg, I saw the DVD on Peter Collingwood on a big screen during the CW Seminars in Florida. It is an excellent film. I chatted with Peter several times and heard him speak at conferences. His dry humor comes across well and his humility and keen intellect and ever-present interest in textile construction. Stacey and Wendy did a marvelous job with this DVD. I recommend it. Your mother will be treated to a delightful conversation with Peter and a tour of his home and studio.
    Bonnie Inouye

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  4. I understood from reading about it in the Journal that he is an interesting talker as well. The Journal said we get to see his tools, too. I think I'll just have to go ahead with this one.

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