So here I am in Vancouver, British Columbia.
My husband is attending a conference at UBC, and I’m tagging along.
The drive out was long, but the scenery was lovely.
Starting out in the prairies
Finally on day two we started to see the Rocky Mountains.
How long did it take? Well I had time to weave a sock. The sock was started at home, only the toe complete. By the time we made it to Kamloops it was up to my knee.
And here’s the view out my window at the University of British Columbia.
This afternoon I was the guest speaker for the Vancouver Handweavers and Spinners, spreading the good news of sprang. Thanks to the VHS for such a warm reception, hope to visit you again.
Getting ready to travel to Sunny Southern California.
I’ll be teaching classes on sprang and fingerweaving at HGA’s Convergence® 2012 Long Beach conference, July 15-21.
There are still a couple of openings in my classes at
The sprang class will take you through basic interlinking, as well as work with a figure-8 warp, resulting in a cap or bag.
There’s a half-day fingerweaving class that introduces the basic method. I’m also teaching a two-day workshop on fingerweaving. Participants in the 2-day workshop can expect to weave a small bag.
I’ll also be available for booksigning on Thursday, July 19, 7-8:30 at the HGA booth.
In other news, I’ve completed another silk sprang officer’s sash. This one is extra wide.
I’m also busy on my loom weaving a couple dozen yards worth of sash (3 inch wide tape) for use on the back side of some mighty fine hooked rugs. Rachelle LeBlanc of hookedrugstudio.com. contacted me earlier this year concerning her project, and now’s the time for me to deliver.
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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