Wanting to reach out to anyone who feels cooped up, and encouraging you to try craft to make it through these trying times. I'm here for you. From now through April 20 (and we'll re-evaluate as time goes on) I am offering FREE 3-day streaming of my instructional videos Introduction to Sprang and Fingerweaving Instructions. The videos can be accessed through the instructor co-op Taproot Video site.
Here's how you do it.: Go to my instructor page on the TaprootVideo site. You'll find it at https://www.taprootvideo.com/instructorClasses.jsf?iid=7
There are three videos on that page. Choose one, and select the "3-day streaming" option, placing it in the "cart".
To begin the payment sequence click on the "cart" . To access the free streaming, enter the coupon code
If you copy-and-paste, be certain you do not include any spaces on either side of the code (I did when I was testing and received an error message).
After entering the code, continue through the checkout.
You will be required to create an account with Taproot Video ... if you don't already have one. As I said, Taproot Video is an instructor cooperative, and the administrator likes to keep track of statistics ... I promise that membership information will not be abused.
Access to live streaming the video should begin immediately following the checkout. If, after 3 days you want to watch it again ... repeat the process.
If you have any questions while trying the technique yourself, feel free to contact me through this website. Hoping everyone out there is safe and healthy.
Carol James has been playing with strings for a long time; she learned to embroider and to crochet before she entered kindergarten. Since the 1980s she has been exploring a wide, flat, braiding technique known in North America as fingerweaving. In the mid 1990s she was introduced to sprang. She is now a world-recognized teacher. She has spent the past 20 years rediscovering textile forms that had been considered lost, resurrecting these ancient techniques and making them accessible to every one through her publications, books and workshops.
Carol believes that textile creation is part of our human heritage. Textile is an amalgamation of threads interconnecting with each other, just as humans work together in order to create the fabric of society. The method used to create fabric in disparate communities around the world is often quite similar. This is a common language of humans: the construction of fabric. Woven together we are stronger.
A group of fingerweavers meets regularly in Carol's hometown, to share ideas and weave together.