People have been telling me about Pennsic for years. I finally took the plunge and attended.
I stayed with my friend Tracy, who lives near the site. Diane of Clan Yama Kaminari offered me a place to stay on site, or at least a place to stash my things. Fabric and yarn merchant Miriam offered her tent as a place where I could sit and chat with people about things sprang. She also organized that I give a talk in her stall on Saturday evening. I brought my powerpoint presentation and several samples. Thanks again, Miriam.
I got to meet the woodworker behind Egill's Woodstuffs. He now makes sprang frames. Ursula's and White Wolf will also be selling my books, look for them at diverse events.
I also met with several people who are quite keen for sprang. Rachel Case who has been working with Beatrix Nutz was there. So was Elspeth from my Vesterheim class ... with her now complete sprang bonnet. Well done Elspeth (I should have taken a photo). And I met many others interested in sprang. Glenna had an exhibit at the Arts and Sciences Display.
Many thanks to my daughter, my most excellent assistant.
There were knights in shining armor, and kings and queens.
I am now confident that a few more SCA-ers will help me in my mission to spread the word about the amazing textile technique that is sprang.
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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