My books are now available on Amazon.ca.
They’ve been available through the.com version of Amazon for a while now, but Canadians looked for them on the .ca version of Amazon, hoping for domestic shipping, and so far have been dissapointed.
Fingerweaving Untangled and Le Fléché Démêlé are now available on amazon.ca.
Working on some items to display in a local yarn store, using yarn from their shelves.
I am reminded of another reason I love sprang.
When I knit with a rainbow skein, the colors tend to muddle if I’m not careful. With circular warp sprang, the colors are as lovely in the finished article as they were in the skein.
Grade School Weaving
Students at Bannatyne School sewed those ‘sashes’ together, using braids made by the younger students.
This tapestry commemorates the 100th anniversary of the school. It celebrates the role of the individual, as well as exemplifying the strength of the community.
Each thread is important. A single thread can make a huge difference. Single threads are fragile, can be easily broken. Many threads together can create something very strong, very beautiful.
Here’s the completed tapestry.
Green sprang hat
It’s minus 14 outside today, and there’s a fresh blanket of snow. Time for serious winter clothes.
I set me a figure-8 warp, 30 inches long (70cm) and wove until it met at the middle. OK, I added some S and Z design to keep things interesting.
I chained across the meeting line.
The loop ends were gathered together, and I sewed the whole thing into a long tube or football shape.
Check to prevent the needle from snagging the back side of the hat
One end of the ‘football’ was tucked into the other end.
The finished hat!
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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