Coming soon ... a how-to DVD on the subject of Finger Weaving.
Carol is at this moment (July 2019) working with Tap Root Video to create an hour-long instruction (OK, it's now 2 hours long), in fingerweaving. Starting with the basic 'stitch', it will progress through diagonal stripe, vertical stripe, sawtooth, and chevron patterns.
Also included is arrow-and-lightning as well as bulls-eye.
Carol's DVD Introduction to Sprang is now available.
Find it on this website, in the store
or at Taproot Video where it is offered in diverse formats; streaming or physical disc copy.
July 24, 2018
"The video is awesome."
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.
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A group of fingerweavers meets regularly in Carol's hometown, to share ideas and weave together.