Cunnan talk:Page of the Month

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I only just noticed that anglo-saxon embroidery was chosen as a Fibrearts topic. I did wonder at adding such a narrow category as fibrearts to the list. While the definition of fibrearts is somewhat vaugue, it is generally used by museum curators to define things that are not embroidery (in it's broadest definition which includes beading), handsewn lace or handsewing. I think the broader category will be better as a criteria to choose pages.

Problem is, I'm not sure what a better heading is. textiles? clothing? decorative crafts? fibrearts, embroidery and clothing? Maybe 'needlecraft and fibrearts' ?

We need a better word. Tiff

  • Textiles works for me. I must admit that I hadn't realised the accepted usage of the term was so narrow. Conrad Leviston 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (CST)
  • Fibrearts aren't all that narrow, that's narrowwares! (sorry, couldn't resist bad pun). Textiles will probably work. Tiff

I think that when an exhibition opening corresponds to a month (or a particular part of an exhibition such as the Scandanavian Day at the Vikings Exhibition on the 19/02/06), having it on the Page of the Month might be a good way of informing people about such events. --User 144 07:15, 31 Jan 2006 (CST)

  • While I think this is a good idea in principle, it should be remembered that Cunnan is supposed to be an international resource (even if most of the contributers are in Melbourne). Conrad Leviston 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (CST)
  • I agree with Conrad on this one. We are trying to make Cunnan less regional. - Cian Gillebhrath