Travelling has been suspended for the next while. Carol will be at home, near her computer.
Cancelled. April 15 - 19, 2020, Carol will teach two sprang classes at the Maiwa School of Textiles in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cancelled. May 1 - 3, 2020, Carol will be in Huntsville, Ontario, teaching at the WASSOON conference.
Cancelled May 8 - 10 Carol will teach a sprang class near Lödöse, Sweden.
Cancelled May 21-23, Carol will attend the Lace conference in Ozalj, Croatia. Cancelled May 27 - 29, Carol will be in a study room at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, England.
Cancelled June 2020, Carol will teach at Olds College Fibre Week in Olds, Alberta
Cancelled July 19 - 22 Carol will attend the Complex Weavers Conference in Knoxville, presenting information on Sprang through history. Rescheduled from July 24-26, 2020 Carol was scheduled to teach at Handweavers Guild of America Convergence in Knoxville, Tennassee, Fingerweaving, Sprang for Beginners, and then Sprang Twining. Now rescheduled for July 15-21. 2021.
Rescheduled from October 17-18, 2020, Carol was scheduled to be in Cleveland, Ohio area, giving a workshop to the Medina Handweavers' Guild. This has been rescheduled for April 24-25, 2021
October 22-25 Carol will teach sprang to a group of handweavers in Quebec. Cancelled. November 2 - 5, 2020, Carol planned to teach sprang at Vävstuga, in Western, MA.
Where has she been?
April 3 - 5 Carol planned to teach at the CNCH (Conference of Northern California Handweavers) Conference in San Francisco, and also give their keynote address. Sadly the conference was cancelled due to COVID19
April 1, Carol addressed the Redwood Handweavers in Santa Rosa, Calif. by a Zoom connection
Feb 29 to March 14 Carol taught an introductory sprang class at the C2 Center in Winnipeg, Class was to be 4 Saturday afternoons, but was suspended after the 3rd class due to COVID19. The 4th class will be held eventually.
Feb 24 - March 10 Carol and her daughter will co-taught a fingerweaving class on Tuesday evenings, at the St Boniface Museum in Winnipeg. Class was to be held for six weeks, but was suspended after 3. Students are encouraged to keep in contact on-line. The last 3 classes will be held eventually, when the St Boniface Museum re-opens.
Feb 11 - 13, 2020, Carol taught fingerweaving at the NorthHouse Folk School Grand Marais for Fiber Week, and gave a talk on the subject of sprang.
February 7 - 9, 2020, Carol will taught a sprang class at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, Minnesota.
October 2019, Carol will teach sprang at the Braid Society Conference in Iga City, Japan
Sept 14, 2019 Carol attended the Manitoba Fibre Festival in Winnipeg.
July 12 -13, 2019, Carol taught sprang and fingerweaving at the New England Weavers Conference at Smith College in Massachusettes.
June 20-23, 2019, Carol taught sprang at the Midwest Weavers Conference, held in Grinnelle, Iowa
June 3-5, Carol taught a 3-day sprang class at the Maison Routhier in Quebec City.
June 1-2 Carol was in St-George, Quebec, speaking with handweavers of Quebec.
April 11 - 13, Carol was at the IONA conference in Vancouver, British Columbia
April 5 - 10, Carol was teaching diverse braiding techniques in Grand Forks, BC
March 8 - 13 Carol was working with personnel from Taproot Video, filming fingerweaving instructions for a new DVD
March 31 - April 3, 2019, Carol was the artist in residence at Fibreworks Studio on the Sunshine Coast Highway, in Madeira Park, BC, working on a lacy sprang shaw.
Feb 25 - March 6, Carol was visiting textile friends in western British Columbia.
Feb 15-24, Carol was hosted by Sally Anaya, highly skilled basket weaver on Lopez Island. Over the weekend, Feb 23-24, Carol taught a sprang class in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island.
Feb 12-14, Carol was working with the Port Townsend Guild, spreading the word about sprang.
Feb 6 - 10, Carol was on Whidbey Island, in Washington State, teaching sprang.
November 8 - 11, Carol taught a sprang class at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California.
November 3-4, 2018, Carol gave a talk and taught sprang at the SouthEast Fiber Arts Alliance Center in Chamblee, Georgia.
October 16 - 27, 2018, Carol was in Denver, she teaching classes in finger weaving and sprang. She also gave an address to the Denver Handweavers.
September 19 - 23, Carol attended the Textile Society of America conference in Vancouver, BC, giving a paper on the Coptic bonnets in the collection of the German Textile Museum in Krefeld, Germany. The paper will be published on-line, along with the proceedings of the conference by University of Nebraska press, probably sometime in 2019.
Carol attended the Manitoba Fibre Festival in Winnipeg, demonstrating fingerweaving and sprang on Friday, Sept 14, and teaching a sprang class on Saturday, Sept 15.
August 10-12, Carol attended the RendezVous in Grand Portage, Minnesota. On Saturday afternoon she was in the National Historic Site Visitor Center for a book signing event.
August 3-6 Carol was at Pennsic in Cooper's Lake, Pennsylvania. She gave a talk at Miriam's, put up a display in the Arts & Sciences Exhibit, and hung around talking with sprang enthusiasts.
July 6 - 12, 2019, Carol attended Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence and then the Complex Weavers Conference, both held in Reno, Nevada. Carol taught classes in sprang, showed two shirts in the HGA fashion show, and her leggings in the CW fashion show.
June 15-17, 2018, Carol taught classes for Fibre Week at Olds College, in Olds, Alberta.
May 18-19, 2018, Carol taught sprang at the ARTesian Gallery in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
May 14-16, Carol was at the Kelsey Museum, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, re-examining sprang bonnets.
April 21-25, 2018, Carol was at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, gave a public lecture, and taught a 4-day sprang class
April 19, Carol was in St Louis, looking at the sprang sash at Bissell House.
April 13-15, Carol taught finger weaving and sprang in Grand Forks, British Columbia.
March 17-18, Carol will attend the Living History Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan
March 2, Carol taught a sprang class at Central Community College in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Feb 26-March 1, Carol was in Eugene Oregon, made a presentation to the local guild, and teaching a 3-day sprang class at the Eugene Textile Center.
Feb 15-22, Carol was in Santa Cruz, visiting with local weavers, and briefly visited Stitches in Santa Clara.
Feb 8-11 Carol was visiting with the Humboldt weavers in and around Eureka, California.
November 8-10, 2017, Carol taught fingerweaving and sprang in Grand Forks, British Columbia.
October 28, 2017. Carol attended the Textiles of the Nile Valley conference in Antwerp, Belgium.
October 21, Carol taught a class on the subject of sprang, in Munich, Germany.
October 16, Carol revisit the Krefeld Textile museum, looking at their collection of sprang bonnets, and comparing them to copies that she has made.
October 14-15, Carol was in Prague, visiting with sprang practitioners from the Czech Republic.
October 10-13 Carol was teaching sprang at LaBooneFerme in Picardie, France.
October 3-5, Carol was at the British Museum, in London
September 25-29, Carol was in St Petersburg, Russia, attending the CIETA conference.
August 7-10 Carol was at the Kelsey Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, examining Coptic bonnets in their collection.
August 3, Carol gave a talk at George Washington's Mount Vernon, on the subject of sprang sashes, and handed over a scaled down replica of the Braddock Sash to Carlyle House.
July 27 – 30, 2017 Carol will be in Durango, Colorado, teaching sprang at the Intermountain Weavers Conference.
June 28 - July 3, 2017, Carol was teaching at the Treadle Lightly, ANWG Conference in Victoria, British Columbia.
May 4 – 6, 2017, Carol was in Regina for the Regina Weavers & Spinners Retreat, giving the keynote address, as well as a workshop on sprang.
April, 2017, Carol was in Colorado, teaching in Montrose, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.
February, 2017, Lacis Lace Museum in Berkeley hosted Carol’s sprang class. She then travelled on to visit handweavers in Aptos, Woodside, and the RedCoastArtsandCrafts Center in Whitethorn, CA.
November 9. 2016, Carol gave a workshop to students in the History Department, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, at York University.
November, 2016, Carol was in Berlin, Germany, working for the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institute, helping them with research into some 3000 year old belts, check out their website: http://www.bridging-eurasia.org/en/node/297
October 2016, Carol attended the meeting of the Textile Society of America in Savannah, Georgia
August 1-6 Carol was in Milwaukee, attending HGA’s Convergence. A pair of her leggings were featured in the fashion show.
July 24-30 Carol was in Tacoma, Washington, participating in Braids 2016. She gave a keynote address as well as taught a class on sprang. In June, Carol attended the Pre-Columbian Textiles conference at the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. Look for her talk in the proceedings of that meeting to be published later this Summer. Carol also attended an international Sprang Conference in Fetsund, just outside Oslo, Norway.
May 2016 Carol re-visited weavers in Santa Cruz and Cleveland. She also taught in Youngstown, Ohio.
March & April, 2016, Carol toured New Zealand, thanks to assistance from Creative Fibre New Zealand. She visited Taupo, Wellington, Mosgiel, Ashburton, Christchurch, Auckland, Mt Mauganui, and Whakatane.
February 2016, Carol gave a public lecture the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, California. While there, she also taught a class, introducing students to sprang.
February 2016, Carol was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Santa Cruz Handweavers, talking on the subject of fingerweaving and sprang. She then taught classes in these braiding techniques.
November 2015, Carol visited Poland, more specifically the University of Warsaw, Department of Archaeology. Hosted by colleague Agata Ulanowska, she was the keynote speaker at the Annual Report Conference of the Institute of Archaeology. She presented information on the subject of her experimental sprang reconstructions and lead workshops for a hands-on introduction to sprang.
November 2015, Textiles of the Nile Valley Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, sponsored by Katoen Natie. Carol and her colleauge Fabien Medard presented a paper outlining a project they undertook to replicate a sprang bonnet.
November 2015, the Agricultural History Society of Ireland in Dublin organized a symposium around the theme Textiles and Fibres Through Time. Carol presented on the subject of sprang.
September, 2015, Carol presented a paper on the subject of North American Sashes at the CIETA conference in Berlin
August 2015, Carol attended the Grand Portage Rendez Vous in Minnesota, instructing participants in a textile method, known to the Ojibwa, and described by Frances Densmore in her book Chippewa Customs.
July 2015, The Intermountain Weavers Conference was held in Durango, Colorado, and Carol taught a three-day class in sprang. Afterwards, Carol toured Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly, and Bandolier National Parks.
June 2015, Carol taught at the Midwest Weavers Conference, held in St Paul, Minnesota.
May 2015, Carol attended the Weaving History Conference in Clayton, New York, indeed she gave the Keynote Address. She also attended the TNNA conference in Columbus, OH
April 2015, Carol taught textile design students at BathSpa University in Bath, England
March 2015, Carol completed a copy of a lacy cotton sprang shirt. Carol and expert spinner Louie Garcia donated the replica to the Arizona State Museum. While in Arizona, Carol taught several groups the finer things of sprang.
January 2015, Carol was in Fort Langley, BC. She taught classes in Fingerweaving to Weavers Guilds in Richmond and Langley, BC. She also taught a class to a group of Métis in Courtney BC, and toured the lovely Denman Island, visiting with the weavers and quilters there. On the way home, Carol stopped in to teach a 3-day class at Fort Edmonton, in Edmonton, Alberta. MUSÉE GALLO-ROMAIN DE LYON FOURVIÈRENovember 2014, Carol was at the Fourvière Musée Gallo-Romain in Lyon, France where she presented information on the method of construction of sprang bonnets, and provided the opportunity to those in attendance for hands-on practice of this amazing technique.
October 2014 Carol attended the Early Textile Study Group Conference, University College, London, presenting a paper with Dagmar Drinkler on the subject of tight fitting clothing in antiquity. Carol provided workshops in the UK in Cambridge, Aldebourne, and at the London Knit & Stitch Show, Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor, Belgium, and in The Hague, Netherlands.
September 2014 Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 2014 Handweavers Guild of America where Carol taught classes in Finger Weaving and Sprang. Two of Carol’s sprang vests were featured in the fashion show.
June 2014 Carol attended the GRASAC conference in Brantford, Ontario.
May 2014 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado The Recycled Lamb, Golden, Colorado The Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espinola, New Mexico
April 2014 Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona Fibers Through Time in Tucson, Arizona, April 24-26,
March 2014 Vth Purpureae Vestes International Symposium in Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain Belgium, Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor
February, 2014 New Mexico, visiting with Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, and Albuquerque Handspinners and Weavers
November, 2013 Paris, France, Musée Quai Branly, attended the VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas, Nov 29-30 Krefeld, Germany, Textile Museum, examined Coptic bonnets The Hague, Netherlands, Taught a class in finger weaving Antwerp, Belgium, Saw sprang articles in the collection of the ModeMuseum, as well as the Katoen Natie collection of textiles. She taught a class on fingerweaving in a town near Antwerp. Brussels, Belgium, Viewed an extensive collection of military sashes at the Musee Royal de lArmée et d’Histoire Militaire Viewed a large collection of samplers, collars, cuffs, and socks all in sprang at the Royal Museum of Art and History.
October, 2013 Leichester, UK, Attended the 20th annual AGM of the Braid Society Devon, UK, Taught a class in sprang for the Devon Weavers Check out the Devon Weaver’s Newsletter article on the class http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org/newsletters/issue_15.pdf Oxford, UK, Viewed fingerwoven items in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum Aldebourne, UK, Taught a class in sprang for the local guild London, UK. Viewed sprang caps in the collection of the Petrie Museum
Lyon, France CIETA biennial congress
September 2013 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Taught a class in sprang for the Peace Country Weavers
August 2013 Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA, Attended the annual Grand Rendez-Vous at Grand Portage National Monument
July 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Visited the collection of the Manitoba Museum
June 2013 Olds, Alberta, Canada, Taught classes at Olds College during Fibre Week 2013