E-mail from Meg Swansen, and the Campaign for the Reprinting of “Knitting Lace”

This morning I recieved this e-mail from Meg Swansen. Very exciting.

Dear Saralyn,

The copyright holder is the Brooklyn Museum and I have had a number of interactions with them (alas, the author has no influence at all)

There have been several promises to discuss my offer … but there has never been a follow-up.

I last heard from them at the end of 2006 (they were going to see if the film was available from Taunton press) — but since then and my notes have been unanswered.

Meg Swansen


The occasion for this e-mail was an inquiry I sent to Schoolhouse Press about the book “Knitting Lace” by Susanna Lewis. This is a highly sought-after knitting lace reference which is sadly out-of-print and goes for upwards of $140 on Amazon.com and similar book selling websites. Meg informed me that the copyright for “Knitting Lace” is held by the Brooklyn Museum. Apparently Susanna Lewis has no say in the matter, and permission to reprint must be obtained from the Brooklyn Museum. I propose to start a letter writing campaign to persuade the Brooklyn Museum to permit Meg and Schoolhouse Press to reprint “Knitting Lace”. I have sent an e-mail requesting more information from the Brooklyn Museum, and I will post more when I receive their response. In the mean time, anyone who is interested in helping to persuade them to allow Susanna Lewis’ “Knitting Lace” to be reprinted by Schoolhouse Press, should e-mail me at fireflowerknitsATgmailDOTcom. Clearly, please replace “AT” with @ and “DOT” with .


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