My daughter has helped me make a new website. In honor of what people have been calling me lately, "the sprang lady" the website has a new name as "sashweaver and spranglady".
Still working on those sprang patterns. I sent out drafts to friends and former students. They’ve given me some great feedback. Presently I’m updating the patterns, making them easier to use, and hope to start posting them soon.
Made another pair of sprang gloves, this time with a thumb.
Yes, you can make sprang gloves with fingers. The deal is that you create the cloth with an eye to the size and shape of the intended garment. Have a look at a pair of gloves made out of leather or cloth. There are little strips of cloth between the fingers. That’s what I think will be the easiest way to make sprang gloves. I made a short thin piece to go along the webbing of my hand between index and thumb.
Getting ready for a series of teaching engagements.
I’ll be at the London Knit and Stitch show on Thursday, Oct 9, showing the world how to finger weave. In honour of this event, I’ve set up a warp for a neck scarf.
I’ve completed another pair of sprang leggings, this one inspired by another portrait in Dagmar Drinkler’s research. I’ll bring them to the ETSG conference on October 10-11.
Drove to Edmonton last week to give fingerweaving workshops for the folks of Fort Edmonton as well as St. Albert.
Such eager and apt students! It was a pleasure to see people learn so quickly. We started out with the ‘make a friendship bracelet’ project.
They quickly proceeded to other patterns, more threads:
The next step was mastering the ‘advanced technique’. This is done working on the ‘diagonal stripe’ pattern.
The room provided by Ft Edmonton had the perfect setup, a lovely coatrack along one wall.
Before noon, the folks from St Albert had mastered the technique, and produced the beginnings of a diagonal stripe leg tie.
The next day we worked on patterns, changing weft within a row for vertical stripe and sawtooth, working from center to outer edge for the chevron.
Again, such a pleasure to work with keen students.
The counter on my website now lists 1001 hits! Do you hear the fanfare?
Several of us, members of Manitoba Artists in Healthcare, met up today in the St B Atrium. We chatted about our various projects. Shirley took my photo weaving away, now midway on swatch number 7 of 8.