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Convergence 2012

Convergence 2012 is well under way.   Well done!

HGA Convergence Long Beach

Arrived in Long Beach to attend the 2012 Handweavers Guild of America Convergence. Lest I get bored on the long plane rides I brought along something to keep my hands busy. Fingerweaving is well adapted to airplane travel. The fold-down table clip is a great place to attach my weaving. Finger weaving on the airplane… Read more »

San Francisco

On my way to the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence in Long Beach, I stopped off to visit with my brother who lives near San Francisco. The Carmel Crafts Guild has a series of ‘study boxes’. One of them, prepared by Anne Blinks has a set of sprang pieces. The Carmel Crafts Guild graciously allowed… Read more »

British Columbia trip continued

Drove up the Sunshine Coast to visit Yvonne Stowell’s Fibreworks Gallery. What a beautiful exhibit, textiles and pottery with a water theme. Worth the trip. One yurt is the exhibit space, another yurt is a classroom, and Yvonne has a third yurt for her weaving studio. Sunday we took the ferry to Vancouver Island. Duncan… Read more »

British Columbia trip

So here I am in Vancouver, British Columbia. My husband is attending a conference at UBC, and I’m tagging along. The drive out was long, but the scenery was lovely. Starting out in the prairies Finally on day two we started to see the Rocky Mountains. How long did it take? Well I had time… Read more »

Convergence Classes

Getting ready to travel to Sunny Southern California. I’ll be teaching classes on sprang and fingerweaving at HGA’s ConvergenceĀ® 2012 Long Beach conference, July 15-21. There are still a couple of openings in my classes at loc=8-00-00 The sprang class will take you through basic interlinking, as well as work with a figure-8 warp,… Read more »

visit to ThePas

I was invited to teach sash-weaving techniques in The Pas. Sharain Jones from the Sam Waller Museum received funding from the Moffat Family for arts programming, and invited me to come. I gave a workshop at the Sam Waller Museum last night, and at the Scott Bateman Middle School today. The world now has over… Read more »


Attended the University of Winnipeg’s Centre for Rupertsland Studies, presenting a paper on sprang. Met some amazing researchers, learned lots more about the Fur Trade. All that sitting and demonstrating, I made several sprang purses. I’ve also been working on another silk military sash. Starting with a 13 ft warp, I now have an 11… Read more »