Category: News

Vikings and Voyageurs

Canada Day I spent time at the Mint, Citizenship ceremonies, as well as featuring the new coin commemorating the arrival of Samuel de Champlain. July 5&6 Olivia hosted Viking Days in Gimli, Manitoba. I prepared two tablet-woven strips, between which I worked some sprang to form a cap. For perspective, that’s a chop stick in… Read more »

Convergence 2008

Flew to Tampa, Florida, for the Handweaver’s Guild of America Convergence 2008. Workshops of all stripes, to totally expand my weaving horizons. Amazing people. Mind blowing exhibits. It seems that the book Fingerweaving Untangled is a hot item. All the vendors had copies, and were wanting more. The 120 copies I had shipped to my… Read more »

June 20, 08

The David Thompson Brigade arrived on a beautiful day at the Forks in Winnipeg, June 11, 2008. I was there on the Quai to greet them. It was a pleasure to speak with these dedicated folk who have paddled from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, en route to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Still working on those pieces… Read more »

June 10

Had a lovely time at Lower Ft Garry last weekend. Perfect weather, sunny, not too hot. Met lots of interesting folks coming to the book launch, and found it most entertaining to watch the items for the Antique Road Show file past. No, I didn’t bring my camera. Forgot it at home. No photos of… Read more »

1001 Hits

The counter on my website now lists 1001 hits! Do you hear the fanfare? Several of us, members of Manitoba Artists in Healthcare, met up today in the St B Atrium. We chatted about our various projects. Shirley took my photo weaving away, now midway on swatch number 7 of 8.

First June Update

Mid May I was in Rocky Mountain House for the Centre for Rupertsland Colloquium, giving a paper on distinguishing loomwoven from fingerwoven sashes. We toured the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. My ‘faux assomption’ sashes are featured in the display! Thanks Virginia, for the great photos! Last Wednesday I participated in the St. Boniface… Read more »

May update

It’s been a busy time. Those of you who get the Beaver Magazine may have noticed the article on page 9 of the current issue. It’s about my weaving project at the St Boniface General Hospital, sponsored by Manitoba Heritage, and Manitoba Artists in Healthcare. I just got back from the Center for Rupertsland Studies… Read more »

April progress

Well, I finished that Assomption swatch, and did another one of a related pattern. Both Manitoba Museum and Musée de St-Boniface have sashes that are very loosely woven, in the Assomption (arrowhead and lightning) pattern. Swatch #6 reflects that loosely woven Assomption pattern. It sure was difficult to keep it loose, weaving the respun 2/8… Read more »