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April 18-19, 2015, Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor, Belgium

Carol will again offer her workshops, contact Ina for more information.

April 25-26, 2015, Carol will be in Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers have invited Carol to teach sprang. Contact the guild for more information.

April 30-May 1, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Carol will present information on these ancient textile techniques to students in the textile program at Bath Spa University.

may 2-10, Portugal

Come spend a Sprang Vacation with Carol in Portugal. Contact Karin for more information.

May 13, Ontario Handweavers

Carol will teach a class in finger weaving to Ontario Handweavers.

May 15-17, Clayton Weaving History Conference, Clayton, New York,

Carol will present information on replicating a 13th century sprang cotton shirt, from the collection of the Arizona State Museum

June 19-20, 2015 Midwest Weavers Association Conference

Carol will be in St Paul, Minnesota to present full-day seminars in Sprang and Finger Weaving. Contact the Midwest Weavers Association for more information.

July 23-26, 2015, Intermountain Weavers Conference

Carol will conduct a workshop titled ‘Introduction to Sprang’ in Durango, Colorado. For more information, contact the Intermountain Weavers Conference.

July 31-Aug 6, Braids 2016

Come to Tacoma Washington to meet expert braiders from around the world. Carol will teach a class on sprang.



Carol is a member of

GRASAC, Great Lakes Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts & Cultures

CIETA. Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens

Textile Society of America


Where has Carol been?

In March 2015, Carol completed a copy of a lacy cotton sprang shirt. Carol and expert spinner Louie Garcia donated the replica to the Arizona State Museum. While in Arizona, Carol taught several groups the finer things of sprang.

January 2015, Carol was in Fort Langley, BC. She taught classes in Fingerweaving to Weavers Guilds in Richmond and Langley, BC. She also taught a class to a group of Métis in Courtney BC, and toured the lovely Denman Island, visiting with the weavers and quilters there. On the way home, Carol stopped in to teach a 3-day class at Fort Edmonton, in Edmonton, Alberta.


November 2014, Carol was at the Fourvière Musée Gallo-Romain in Lyon, France where she presented information on the method of construction of sprang bonnets, and provided the opportunity to those in attendance for hands-on practice of this amazing technique.

October 2014

Carol attended the Early Textile Study Group Conference, University College, London, presenting a paper with Dagmar Drinkler on the subject of tight fitting clothing in antiquity.

Carol provided workshops in the UK in Cambridge, Aldebourne, and at the London Knit & Stitch Show, Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor, Belgium, and in The Hague, Netherlands.

September 2014

Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba

July 2014

Handweavers Guild of America where Carol taught classes in Finger Weaving and Sprang. Two of Carol’s sprang vests were featured in the fashion show.

June 2014

Carol attended the GRASAC conference in Brantford, Ontario.

May 2014

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

The Recycled Lamb, Golden, Colorado

The Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espinola, New Mexico

April 2014

Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Fibers Through Time in Tucson, Arizona, April 24-26,

March 2014

Vth Purpureae Vestes International Symposium in Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

Belgium, Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor

February, 2014

New Mexico,  visiting with Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, and Albuquerque Handspinners and Weavers

November, 2013

Paris, France, Musée Quai Branly, attended the VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas, Nov 29-30

Krefeld, Germany, Textile Museum, examined Coptic bonnets

The Hague, Netherlands, Taught a class in finger weaving

Antwerp, Belgium, Saw sprang articles in the collection of the ModeMuseum, as well as the Katoen Natie collection of textiles. She taught a class on fingerweaving in a town near Antwerp.

Brussels, Belgium, Viewed an extensive collection of military sashes at the Musee Royal de lArmée et d’Histoire Militaire

Viewed a large collection of samplers, collars, cuffs, and socks all in sprang at the Royal Museum of Art and History.


October, 2013

Leichester, UK, Attended the 20th annual AGM of the Braid Society

Devon, UK, Taught a class in sprang for the Devon Weavers

Check out  the Devon Weaver’s Newsletter article on the class

Oxford, UK, Viewed fingerwoven items in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Aldebourne, UK, Taught a class in sprang for the local guild

London, UK. Viewed sprang caps in the collection of the Petrie Museum


Lyon, France

CIETA biennial congress


September 2013

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Taught a class in sprang for the Peace Country Weavers


August 2013

Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA, Attended the annual Grand Rendez-Vous at Grand Portage National Monument


July 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Visited the collection of the Manitoba Museum


June 2013

Olds, Alberta, Canada, Taught classes at Olds College during Fibre Week 2013


Washington, DC

Visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Handing over the replica that I made of the Washington-Braddock sash


Alexandria, Virginia, visited the Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Richmond, Virginia, spoke with the Richmond Weavers


May 2013


Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Taught a class on sprang at the Textile Center in Minneapolis

Saw sashes in the collection of Historic Fort Snelling in St Paul, Minnesota.


Cleveland, Ohio

Spoke to the Cleveland Spinners Guild, taught a class on sprang.


Rochester, New York

Spoke about sprang to the Rochester weavers


Clayton, New York

Textile History Museum and Thousand Islands Arts Center

Taught a class and gave a presentation on sprang at the annual Weaving History Conference


Columbus, Ohio

Examined textile fragments in the collection of the Ohio Historical Society


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Craft Talk on the subject of sprang, and the making of the replica sash for George Washington’s Mount Vernon

sponsored by the Manitoba Craft Council


March, 2013

Lynn Lake, Manitoba

Taught classes in fingerweaving


January 2013

Carol’s tunic took 2nd prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art Project Tunic


Earlier travels

Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Lundy’s Lane Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, New York

Musée Guimet, Lyon, France

Musée des Textiles, Lyon, France


Textile Society of America meetings

Washington, DC, 2012

Lincoln, Nebraska, 2010


Handweavers Guild of America Convergence

Long Beach, California 2012

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010

Tampa, Florida 2008