Sprang is Here

The delivery man from Friesens Printing phoned this morning. My books were ready for delivery!

Sprang arrived in boxes

Boxes of books, Sprang Unsprung

Luckily I had help to assist in moving 2000 books from the truck to my living room.

Book Delivery

Delivery of boxes of books

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.

setting up camp under the rainbow

Setting up camp under the rainbow

I was impressed by the number of people wearing fingerwoven sashes. Michelle Delorme was proud to show me the sash made by her Qu├ębec mentor.

Michelle Delorme

Michelle and her mentor's sash

I always learn new things. Another participant showed me her method for securing the weaving while riding in a car. She uses a pillow.

pillow anchored weaving

She secures her weaving to 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.

Rose StPierre

Beautiful beaded arrow sash

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

games at Grand Portage

Games at Grand Portage

The setting was really beautiful. I did take an evening to do a bit of hiking. The view was spectacular.

Aerial view of Grand Portage

view of the Grand Portage National Monument from the top of the nearby hiking trail.

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:

sprang coin purse

sprang coin purse

And for the ladies, pockets. This one is based on an image I found on-line from the Williamsburg site.

silk pocket

Silk sprang pocket

 

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