The delivery man from Friesens Printing phoned this morning. My books were ready for delivery!
Luckily I had help to assist in moving 2000 books from the truck to my living room.
This afternoon I’ll be busy taking packages to the post office, all you who pre-ordered!
Keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll like what you see in Sprang Unsprung.
I should add some photos from my adventures in Grand Portage, Minnesota. We were greeted by a rainbow as we set up camp.
I was impressed by the number of people wearing fingerwoven sashes. Michelle Delorme was proud to show me the sash made by her Québec mentor.
I always learn new things. Another participant showed me her method for securing the weaving while riding in a car. She uses a pillow.
Her weaving was very nice and tight. Kudos.
Amazing stories of how sashes call out to people to become weavers. And they have been able to create amazing pieces.
She told me the story of the first time she saw a fingerwoven sash, how it moved her, how fingerweaving has helped her re-connect with her French Quebecois heritage.
There were lots of other activities, lacross and twoball
The setting was really beautiful. I did take an evening to do a bit of hiking. The view was spectacular.
Back home, back at work, I’ve set to re-creating those little coin purses, such as the one found among Lord Nelsons things, and featured on the front cover of the book by Martyn Downer:
And for the ladies, pockets. This one is based on an image I found on-line from the Williamsburg site.
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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