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#145 Claire Shaeffer

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:09 AM

The current posts on this thread no longer relate to the topic--Literature for the Beginner. 

 

I think your posts are interesting and, yes, should be helpful to beginning tailors. Do you prefer to continue here are start a new thread? 

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:24 AM

I manage to find a few of the books mentioned here on Scribd.com and paid $8 for a days access to the Scribd library.
There are a few limitations but for the most part I got a lot of the books in a downloadable PDF form.
As much as I prefer to have a physical copy (and I will purchase the physical copies of the books I downloaded when I can find them at an affordable cost) am I wrong in using the PDF formats in the mean time?


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:52 PM

By no means are you wrong.  Soak them up. :)


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:52 AM

When a book is printed, a copy (i think 2) is sent to the Library of Congress. Your local library can borrow books from other libraries, the state library, and LOC. Talk to your librarian. 

 

Colleges can also borrow, but I think from a different library. 

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:36 AM

I manage to find a few of the books mentioned here on Scribd.com and paid $8 for a days access to the Scribd library.
There are a few limitations but for the most part I got a lot of the books in a downloadable PDF form.
As much as I prefer to have a physical copy (and I will purchase the physical copies of the books I downloaded when I can find them at an affordable cost) am I wrong in using the PDF formats in the mean time?

 

Assuming the PDFs are printable, I think they're a great idea. You can print the page you need and mark them up.  I hate to mark my books.


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Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:43 PM

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-There might be a lot of tweed merchants out there making a bodger, but I'm sure not one of them. I'd rather be kicking my heels than making a pork on the mangle. No crushed beetles to be found here!




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