Category: News

Travels, October 2015

October 2014 was spent in European travels. The impetus for the trip was the invitation to present information on sprang at the Early Textile Study Group conference in London. The topic for this year’s conference was Peter Collingwood. Dagmar Drinkler agreed to present her research on the subject of ‘tight fitting clothing in antiquity’, and… Read more »

Spring in the SouthWest

Back in Winnipeg the snow is melting slowly. Easter Monday I saw movement on the Red River for the first time this year. On my daily walk across the bridge I was mesmerised by the rapid movement of the ice, had to run home to fetch my camera. I was busy preparing warps for my… Read more »

Burlington Weavers Review

The Burlington Weavers and Spinners Guild’s most recent newsletter posted a review of Sprang Unsprung: Carol James’ book, “Sprang Unsprung” is great for anyone wishing to learn Sprang from the basics through to more advanced pattern making and colour play. The step-by-step instructions are offered for both left and right-handed folks, and are always accompanied… Read more »

Sprang Unsprung a best seller

The numbers are in for another week at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Sprang Unsprung is the bestseller in the non-fiction category for Manitoba Authors, for two weeks running now. Thanks to all my friends who’ve gone out and bought copies. A friend of mine captured the ‘sprang dance’ from be book launch on her camera. I’m… Read more »

Sprang Military sash

A re-enactor friend, artillery enthusiast, wanted a silk officer’s sash. He challenged me to create a cannon design. I drew up a cannon and mapped it out on graph paper. Have a look at the results.

Booklaunch for Sprang Unsprung

Monday September 12 at McNally Robinson Booksellers The Bart House Band provided the music They also accompanied the ‘Sprang Dance. The event finished with book signing.

Sprang Unsprung, review

Reviews are beginning to come in from readers of Sprang Unsprung. Of course friends are supportive. I’ve been holding my breath for comments from someone who has minimal weaving experience. Such a review came today from Helen: I found it very easy to read, very clear, and very simply written. That being said, it carried… Read more »


My husband needed to go for a bit of a road trip, get out of town. We drove west, to Batosch, Saskatchewan. I was thrilled to hear that personnel there had learned to fingerweave from my book. They had several examples of work done by employees as well as visitors. They are working towards leg… Read more »