Port Townsend 2019
The next stop on my Washington Peninsula trip was Port Townsend. I was met at the ferry dock by my hostess Linda. She was sporting a sprang hat, fresh off her loom. It's a double-walled hat, and perfect for the snowy weather they've been having.
I gave a talk at the guild meeting, and then taught a 2-day workshop. Interest was keen. It was lovely to work with these ladies.
February on the Peninsula
I was invited to the Washington State Peninsula area. Several guilds here are interested in hearing about sprang. I thought the Pacific Coast would have warmer weather than Winnipeg.
Despite the unseasonably cold and snowy weather, a good crowd of weavers turned out to hear my talk here on Whidbey. A dedicated group made it to my workshop despite the weather. We explored the basics of the interlinking stitch, vertical stripes, twining, transpositions, and even some 2-2 twill.
Many thanks to my hostess Dianne, as well as to Linda and the many guild reps who worked together to make this tour possible.
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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