The Saskatchewan Handweavers held a Shindig, and invited me to come, to teach sprang, and to give the Saturday evening keynote address. The drive across the prairies was a stark contrast to the sights of earlier in the year, the giant redwoods of California, and the Rockies in Colorado.
The Saskatchewan handweavers asked me to teach a sprang class, and to give the Saturday evening Keynote address.
Participants in my class were eager to learn. The organizing committee hired photographer Sparkling Medusa Creative Services, Angela Reddekopp to take photos.
And later the next week, Jenny sent me photos of projects completed in the days following the class.
Back to the folks in California. Janet recently posted a photo of a sprang vest she made, using her handspun cotton. Well done Janet!!!!
So, in February I was in California, among the giant redwood trees.
In April I was in Colorado, looking at the Rockies.
And most recently I drove across the North American prairie to Regina, Saskatchewan.
So very happy to attend the meeting of the Saskatchewan Handweavers, where I taught a sprang class, and gave the keynote speech … on the subject of sprang. So very pleased to be spreading the good word about sprang and finger weaving. And very proud of my students, who all do so well. Here’s a photo, sent to me by Jenny, the explorations she completed, based on information learned in that one-day class.
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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