Seeking a book - FOUND!

by brae  

As you may recall, I was seeking a copy of Making Model Horse Harness by Anne Funnell.  She used to head Lenham Pottery Models, involved with both horse models (including scale model harness kits) and dollhouse pottery.  She had retired, so it seemed there would be no way to contact her. I attempted to find a used copy, but there were none to be found. The only libraries with copies are in the UK, so that dashed hopes of an interlibrary loan. But, through communication with the library system in the UK, I was able to obtain contact info. :]

I sent my plea in a letter using snail mail! It has been a long time since I did that. I included my email address, and the author replied by email within a week of my stamped letter heading overseas. She said she was happy to help, and her husband was gracious enough to take her reference copy and have one made for me. Overseas it came...and into my hot little hands! Took only four days!

The book is a wealth of information with fantastic diagrams and explanations. While I'm not fooling myself into thinking that making the tack will be easy, this reference material will make it much more straightforward than if I tried to take real life sized tack and convert it.

I'm so excited and so pleased how miniaturists come together all over the world. A huge thank you to Anne and Barré Funnell! :D

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And, yes, I put that horrifying countdown clock on the sidebar. :O

9 comments

Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
That is an outstanding story! As far as making the tack, if anyone can do it Brae, you can! I'm excited to see the process!
07/19/19 @ 22:16
Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Wonderful!
07/19/19 @ 22:16
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
That is so cool! I love it when a plan comes together. Ughhh...evil countdown!
07/19/19 @ 23:57
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
How wonderful! I just acquired a Classic Breyer in near mint condition but without tack, so I am most interested to see what you create.
07/20/19 @ 02:29
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
Well done you! Persistence pays and I can only imagine how excited you were to receive the book. Can't wait now to see the tack making in progress.
07/20/19 @ 09:29
Comment from: Deborah [Visitor]
What a wonderful story. Hurray for snail mail! I'm so glad you were able to finally get the book. And it looks as though you have an excellent helper.
07/20/19 @ 15:55
Comment from: Sherrill [Visitor]
Tenacity wins!
07/20/19 @ 18:15
Comment from: marilyn [Visitor]  
So happy you got the book and it looks as though it is going to help you a lot. I am sure you already know, but just in case.... there is a wealth of YouTube videos about making harness for Breyer horses if you need an animated nudge.
07/21/19 @ 09:41
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! :>>
08/05/19 @ 15:25


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