Category: News

August Projects

I’ve been quite busy, demonstrating fingerweaving at Folklorama, the Métis Pavillion during week 1, and the Pavillon Canadien-Français during week 2. Thanks to all the former-students who helped out. In other news, I’ve finally finished that seamless garment dress As well, I finally finished that wool carpet that’s been on my loom for way too… Read more »

Folklorama the first week 2009

Once again the folks of the Métis Pavilion invited me to promote fingerweaving, the technique used to construct some of the original Métis sashes. I am grateful to former-students who assisted me. We encouraged visitors to try their hand at fingerweaving, a do-it-yourself friendship bracelet. Approx 300 bracelets were produced over the week. Many thanks… Read more »

Le Fléché Démêlé

Le livre Le Fléché Démêlé est maintenant disponible. C’est un manuel de 64 pages pour débutants, illustré en couleur comprenant des modèles détaillés et une explication des erreurs les plus fréquentes. ISBN 978-0-9784695-1-1 Prix $19.95 + livraison Contacter l’auteur Carol James carol@sashweaver.ca

Bulls Eye

Some weavers have asked about the bulls eye. Perhaps a bit more information is required. Personally I do not start out with a bulls eye. (It was a local weavers group who insisted that the ‘right way’ to weave was to begin with a bulls eye.) I have been making my way through museum collections,… Read more »

Quetico Experience

July 12 to 25 I was in Quetico Park, near Atikokan, Ontario. In a beautiful pristine wilderness, I had part of a studio, and my own tent, and two weeks to weave. Some of the sights: While there I was to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’. I had already worked out the color and patterns ahead… Read more »

July Residency

I’ll be Artist in Residence in Quetico Park July 12-25. Working with park staff I’ve agreed to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’ while there. Based on the Quetico logo, there’s a pattern that’s been rattling around in my head ever since visiting this beautiful wilderness last Summer. For now I’m playing with colors. I need to… Read more »

Weaving error 2

I have been noticing a small spot of color in the ‘wrong’ place in sashes, and have finally put two and two together to see a rather elegant solution to a common problem: The arrow and lightning pattern requires the weaver to count and regularly change the weft across the face of the sash. A… Read more »

Weaving Help

So, I finished up my travels, and am wanting to share with you some of the insights gained. Examining sashes closely, human error is in evidence. What I am wanting to disseminate is a sense of hope: very skilled weavers of the past have done this before me. Because errors are in evidence in museum… Read more »