Well, I finished that Assomption swatch,
and did another one of a related pattern. Both Manitoba Museum and Musée de St-Boniface have sashes that are very loosely woven, in the Assomption (arrowhead and lightning) pattern.
The sash I wove last year has been framed beautifully and installed in the hallway of the St Boniface General Hospital. Included inside the frame is a plaque describing the project “Fragile threads when combined become very strong cloth, thus the sash symbolizes the uniqueness of the individual and the value of teamwork.”
I’m putting together my presentation for the Centre for Rupertsland Colloquium in Rocky Mountain House next week, May 14-16. I will present the paper I wrote for the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly, Spring 2007, that is, how to distinguish fingerwoven from loomwoven.
And I’ll get to see the mountains again.
The end of June I’m planning on attending the Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence 2008 in Florida. I’m looking forward to learning lots of new techniques.
Carol acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. Carol also acknowledges that sprang is part of many indigenous traditions and found in various forms all over the world. Let us re-discover this technique together.
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