The David Thompson Brigade arrived on a beautiful day at the Forks in Winnipeg, June 11, 2008. I was there on the Quai to greet them.
It was a pleasure to speak with these dedicated folk who have paddled from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, en route to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Still working on those pieces for the Manitoba Museum. I completed weaving the third sample of the Assomption variety. This one is sewn down the middle:
Saturday morning I give a fingerweaving workshop at the Bibliothèque de St-Boniface, the St Boniface public library, then I head out to Convergence 2008.
Sunday, June 29, I will be in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, Historic Fort Snelling to be exact. I will be demonstrating and teaching fingerweaving. And it’s a booklaunch.
During the month of July I will be teaching basic fingerweaving to French teachers at the St Boniface College here in Winnipeg.
I’ve been having internet trouble. Ended up having to get a new modum, and the new one seems to have a mind of its own, cutting out at times. Luckily it was working last evening when I received a special e-mail. I initially thought was a hoax. So glad I responded, because I had a lovely chat later in the evening with Ray Mears of the BBC in person in downtown Winnipeg. He’s on a reconnaisance mission for a BBC series on Canada. A most interesting chap.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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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