The Red River is frozen solid, and as usual the plows have cleared a track, so people can skate on the river.
But I’m in California. At the invitation of Jules Kliot, I taught a sprang class at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, California. The weather was markedly different from what we were having in Winnipeg.
Many thanks to Jules and to Erin for making this class happen.
Then on to speak to a gathering of the Santa Cruz Handweavers. The place where they meet is in a park.
I then taught two classes to the Santa Cruz Handweavers, one on sprang
And then I taught a second class on the subject of finger weaving.
Thanks to Mibs, Yonat, Barbara, and Ruth, for the work they did to make these workshops a pleasant experience for all.
Looking forward to returning to California again sometime.
But now I’m in New Zealand. Here’s the view from my window
I will be teaching in Wellington, Mosgiel, Ashburton, Halswell, and Taupo, and then attending the national Creative Fibre Conference in Auckland at the end of April.
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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