Sue’s Book

6-6-17—I’m thinking about closing the tab for this page because there isn’t going to be a book. Instead, I’m releasing all the book information on my blog called Adventures in Pin Loom Weaving. You can click on the highlighted link or on the top right icon to get to it.

10 July 2016–I am engaged in compiling information for a book on pin loom weaving. I give it a lot of thought and not as much action as I should. Trying to decide whether or not to self publish or approach a publisher. Self-publishing would be a bit more work, I imagine, but it also might be faster. Just can’t decide.

11 April 2016–Since this page gets visited more frequently than I ever expected it to, I’ve decided to revise it again. All the stuff below this paragraph is history. Since my blog has become about 99% devoted to pin loom weaving, I’m thinking maybe I should write a pin loom book. I only know of two other books (in print) on the subject and who can’t use another one? My participation in the first week of the Weekly Weave-Along has given me some unique experiences and insight into what questions and problems people encounter as they start pin loom weaving. My prior objections to writing a book are the vast amounts of time it would take and the fact that I’m a more process-oriented person than product, meaning I ain’t got hardly no projects to my credit. Those are still objections, but I’m seeing a missing piece in the published world of PLW and I think I might be able to fill it. So, give me some time to talk myself out of it and back into it and out and in again . . . Got to find an interested publisher before I knock myself too far out. I was actually thinking of calling the book Weave-Along With Sue even though I think that’s a presumptuous and dorky title. If you’re reading this page, let me know what you think.

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Notes in organized piles.

Notes in organized piles.

Sue’s first middle grade fiction book is currently in the revision stage:  Single white pages seeking sense together with others.  (Also seeking eventual publication.)

OK, not all the pages are white . . .

 

8 Feb 2016 Update. When I first started my blog I was anxiously engaged in writing a children’s fiction novel. I finished it, but being my first book, I thought it was wonderful but no one else did. I’ve started several other stories since then, but I’m not actively pursuing any kind of writing at this time.

Until recently I had no plans to attempt a non-fiction book on the subject of pin loom weaving. These days I think about it, but knowing the tremendous amount of work it would require, I’m daunted, to say the least.

I apologize for giving anyone the impression that I have a pin loom weaving book in the works. However, should a madness take me, I would probably require more than a year to prepare a manuscript (including photos, writing and testing instructions, inventing projects, and testing out multiple procedures [such as joining techniques]). Should a publisher take an interest in my work I am informed that it can take 3-5 years for a book to get onto the shelves.

13 Thoughts on “Sue’s Book

  1. hulachic21 on 23 June 2015 at 8:46 AM said:

    Wow! I’m really looking forward to purchasing your book when it gets published! {{{Good Vibes}}} your way that it all comes together soon and smoothly.
    Tamela
    Renton, Washington

  2. Lynn Stimeling on 12 February 2016 at 10:44 PM said:

    Stackpole books has collaborated with a number of my friends to produce very slick craft books. They did Meg’s book and it looks like Noreen had one coming out shortly. Think about it some more! http://www.stackpolebooks.com — Lynn

  3. Lucina on 24 May 2016 at 3:56 PM said:

    I think the title you have already in your side bar: “Adventures in Pin Loom Weaving” would be a great title. That sounds more exciting to me than Weave-Along with Sue. And it implies something a bit more intermediate than a basic how-to book. Although I would buy it whatever you called it 🙂 It’s a big commitment, I know but we do definitely need more pin-looming books!

    Ps Have you thought of contacting John Mullarkey who designed the Zoom Loom? Maybe you could collaborate on a book??

    • Lucina, what a fabulous suggestion about the book title! I’ve said it often, and just as often forgot it: seek simple solutions. The answer is usually right in front of you.

      I don’t know John and, as I am not a fan of the ZL, I doubt he would like to know me. If I collaborate, I would like to enlist the help of the whole Pin Loom Weaving Support Group–such a multi-talented group!

  4. Adventures in pin loom weaving and weave along with Sue are both lovely titles.

  5. What! Haven’t you written it yet? (Only joking…)

  6. Dana Bincer on 5 September 2016 at 6:26 PM said:

    You do so much for the pin loom group, I would love to see you publish a book. Love the idea of collaberating with others. Interweave has done this with crochet titles. For instance, Robyn Chachula is listed as the author, but she’s really just the person who came up with ideas and enlisted people to create a fabulous crochet patterns that are published in a collection in her book Vintage Modern Crochet. So, you could approach the book with that in mind. Of course, my sister and I have self published pattern collections ourselves for the last 5 years. That’s a fun way to go as well.

    • Problem is, I have too many ideas–some good, some “out there.” It’s looking like two books would be the better choice. I’ve been focusing some attention on assembling all my pattern weaves. The trouble there is that I keep inventing more. Everything takes so much time, it’s usually easier and sometimes more fun to deal with what’s right in front of me. I’d still LOVE to publish a book.

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