November 4th, 2016
I attended the Textile Society of America conference in Savannah, Georgia. The weather was warm, many interesting people, lots of information presented.
Just outside the Hyatt hotel where the TSA conference was held.
Papers presented at the TSA conference will be published on-line at the University of Nebraska Press site in early 2017.
Then off to Berlin, Germany. I was invited to come and participate in a project, replicating clothing from 3000 year old mummies. Read about it at http://www.bridging-eurasia.org/en/node/297
Creating a sprang belt at the German Archaeological Institute.
In the end I created eight braids for them, helping to re-create the clothing of a 3000 year old horseman, the clothing ensemble that went with the world's oldest know pair of trousers.
You can read more about this in their publications
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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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