July 12 to 25 I was in Quetico Park, near Atikokan, Ontario.
In a beautiful pristine wilderness, I had part of a studio, and my own tent, and two weeks to weave.
Some of the sights:
While there I was to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’. I had already worked out the color and patterns ahead of time.
I used the table in the studio to measure out the sash.
Weaving was a very pleasant proposition, a lovely view, nice light, and away from the mosquitoes.
I gave two workshops on finger weaving while in Quetico. Campers, Quetico staff, as well as individuals on the Paul Kane dig.
I eventually finished the Quetico Sash, and turned it over to the park.
I’ll be Artist in Residence in Quetico Park July 12-25. Working with park staff I’ve agreed to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’ while there.
Based on the Quetico logo, there’s a pattern that’s been rattling around in my head ever since visiting this beautiful wilderness last Summer.
For now I’m playing with colors. I need to decide which colors before Monday.
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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