Interested in a sprang frame? Two North American companies now make the frames that Carol uses in her classes. For information contact Purrington Looms or Dewberry Ridge. Purrington offers looms in a variety of different woods, from ‘whitewood’ to oak and cherry. Dewberry has very nice fasteners on their frames.
May 4 – 6, 2017, Carol will be in Regina for the Regina Weavers & Spinners Retreat, giving the keynote address, as well as a workshop on sprang.
June 28 – July 1, Carol will be in Victoria, British Columbia, attending the Treadle Lightly Conference, teaching fingerweaving and sprang.
July 27 – 30, 2017 Carol will be in Durango, Colorado, teaching at the Intermountain Weavers Conference.
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?
April, 2017, Carol was in Colorado, teaching in Montrose, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.
February, 2017, Lacis Lace Museum in Berkeley hosted Carol’s sprang class. She then travelled on to visit handweavers in Aptos, Woodside, and the RedCoastArtsandCrafts Center in Whitethorn, CA.
November, 2016, Carol was in Berlin, Germany, working for the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institute, helping them with research into some 3000 year old belts, check out their website: http://www.bridging-eurasia.org/en/node/297
October 2016, Carol attended the meeting of the Textile Society of America in Savannah, Georgia
August 1-6 Carol was in Milwaukee, attending HGA’s Convergence. A pair of her leggings were featured in the fashion show.
July 24-30 Carol was in Tacoma, Washington, participating in Braids 2016. She gave a keynote address as well as taught a class on sprang.
In June, Carol attended the Pre-Columbian Textiles conference at the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. Look for her talk in the proceedings of that meeting to be published later this Summer. Carol also attended an international Sprang Conference in Fetsund, just outside Oslo, Norway.
In May 2016 Carol re-visited weavers in Santa Cruz and Cleveland. She also taught in Youngstown, Ohio.
March & April, 2016, Carol toured New Zealand, thanks to assistance from Creative Fibre New Zealand. She visited Taupo, Wellington, Mosgiel, Ashburton, Christchurch, Auckland, Mt Mauganui, and Whakatane.
February 2016, Carol gave a public lecture the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, California. While there, she also taught a class, introducing students to sprang.
February 2016, Carol was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Santa Cruz Handweavers, talking on the subject of fingerweaving and sprang. She then taught classes in these braiding techniques.
November 2015, Carol visited Poland, more specifically the University of Warsaw, Department of Archaeology. Hosted by colleague Agata Ulanowska, she was the keynote speaker at the Annual Report Conference of the Institute of Archaeology. She presented information on the subject of her experimental sprang reconstructions and lead workshops for a hands-on introduction to sprang.
November 2015, Textiles of the Nile Valley Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, sponsored by Katoen Natie. Carol and her colleauge Fabien Medard presented a paper outlining a project they undertook to replicate a sprang bonnet.
November 2015, the Agricultural History Society of Ireland in Dublin organized a symposium around the theme Textiles and Fibres Through Time. Carol presented on the subject of sprang.
September, 2015, Carol presented a paper on the subject of North American Sashes at the CIETA conference in Berlin
August 2015, Carol attended the Grand Portage Rendez Vous in Minnesota, instructing participants in a textile method, known to the Ojibwa, and described by Frances Densmore in her book Chippewa Customs.
July 2015, The Intermountain Weavers Conference was held in Durango, Colorado, and Carol taught a three-day class in sprang. Afterwards, Carol toured Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly, and Bandolier National Parks.
June 2015, Carol taught at the Midwest Weavers Conference, held in St Paul, Minnesota.
May 2015, Carol attended the Weaving History Conference in Clayton, New York, indeed she gave the Keynote Address. She also attended the TNNA conference in Columbus, OH
In April 2015, Carol taught textile design students at BathSpa University in Bath, England
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.
MUSÉE GALLO-ROMAIN DE LYON FOURVIÈRE
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.
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.
Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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.
Carol attended the GRASAC conference in Brantford, Ontario.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
The Recycled Lamb, Golden, Colorado
The Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espinola, New Mexico
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Fibers Through Time in Tucson, Arizona, April 24-26,
Vth Purpureae Vestes International Symposium in Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
New Mexico, visiting with Espinola Valley Fiber Arts Center, and Albuquerque Handspinners and Weavers
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.
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 http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org/newsletters/issue_15.pdf
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
CIETA biennial congress
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Taught a class in sprang for the Peace Country Weavers
Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA, Attended the annual Grand Rendez-Vous at Grand Portage National Monument
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Visited the collection of the Manitoba Museum
Olds, Alberta, Canada, Taught classes at Olds College during Fibre Week 2013
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
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.
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
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
Lynn Lake, Manitoba
Taught classes in fingerweaving
Carol’s tunic took 2nd prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art Project Tunic
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