California 2017

Here I am back in California in February. I started out at the Lacis Museum of Lace in Berkeley. I hung out there for two days, teaching.

Lacis.Feb2017

I then travelled to Aptos, where I met with the Santa Cruz Handweavers. Some of the students from last year wanted more. Some were new to finger weaving and sprang. Here are photos of some of what they produced during the workshop:

fingerwoven bag, in progress

fingerwoven bag, in progress

fingerwoven strap and belt, in progress

fingerwoven strap and belt, in progress

sprang bonnet, with diamond S&Z design, bonnet in progress

sprang bonnet, with diamond S&Z design, bonnet in progress

sprang, exploring twining, diagonal lines

sprang, exploring twining, diagonal lines

A sampler, completed by a student on her first day of sprang class. Well done!

A sampler, completed by a student on her first day of sprang class. Well done!

Such a pleasure to be working with individuals so eager to learn and spread the good word about these amazing techniques.

In my spare time between teaching engagements here in California, I continue to work on mapping out the patterns in those pieces I saw at the Kelsey Museum, in Ann Arbor, Mi, last May.

Twined patterns from the collection at the Kelsey Museum, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Twined patterns from the collection at the Kelsey Museum, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hoping to publish a set of twined patterns, following up in the idea of the sprang lace book of last year. Sprang is such an amazing, adaptable textile technique. The historic record is exceedingly rich in ideas.

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