This just in: one of my students sent a photo of work that she's done since the class in Reno last week. She's been working on sprang lace. She's followed some of the patterns in my sprang lace book, and then started to add to the patterns. Excellent work, Rose!!!!
HGAs Convergence in Reno
Arrived in Reno, Nevada, and ready to teach sprang. I've got my frames all set up, and a display table full of examples. A surprisingly wide variety of garments, and a wide variety of patterns are possible with sprang.
It is so lovely to meet with others who are excited about sprang.
In Reno at the HGA Convergence, I taught a beginner class, and then a sprang lace class. The students were top notch every one.
Eileen had taken a class from me before. She returned to learn more, but brought along a beautiful sprang hat she had made .... and decorated with a crocheted flower.
The students all worked very hard. Such a joy to see a piece of cloth emerge on the frame ... and lace patterns to boot!
The thing about teaching a non-beginner class is that everyone brings their frame. Some of them have great innovations .... like Rose whose frame came with a stand.
HGA always has a fashion show, and several exhibits. I had two sprang shirts that made it into the fashion show, and then another shirt is on display in the leaders' (teachers') exhibit
Complex Weavers in Reno
Handweavers Guild of America Convergence will be happening in Reno, Nevada, starting later this week. The Complex Weavers will hold their meeting in the days following Convergence. Complex Weavers offer the opportunity to present posters at their conference, and I could not resist the chance to spread the word about sprang. Today I am working on the final layout for my poster. Hope to see you there!
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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