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End of the year projects

Been working on a variety of projects. Made a couple of variations of an intertwined bag. Now these bags are sprang bags. They come from a figure-8 warp, the join line is the bottom of the bag. They were worked in intertwining rather than interlinking. Not as stretchy as interlinking but attractive in their own… Read more »

Canadian Amazon

My books are now available on Amazon.ca. They’ve been available through the.com version of Amazon for a while now, but Canadians looked for them on the .ca version of Amazon, hoping for domestic shipping, and so far have been dissapointed. No More! Fingerweaving Untangled and Le Fléché Démêlé are now available on amazon.ca. 🙂

sprang neckscarf

Working on some items to display in a local yarn store, using yarn from their shelves. I am reminded of another reason I love sprang. When I knit with a rainbow skein, the colors tend to muddle if I’m not careful. With circular warp sprang, the colors are as lovely in the finished article as… Read more »

Grade School Weaving

Students at Bannatyne School sewed those ‘sashes’ together, using braids made by the younger students. This tapestry commemorates the 100th anniversary of the school. It celebrates the role of the individual, as well as exemplifying the strength of the community. Each thread is important. A single thread can make a huge difference. Single threads are… Read more »

Green sprang hat

It’s minus 14 outside today, and there’s a fresh blanket of snow. Time for serious winter clothes. I set me a figure-8 warp, 30 inches long (70cm) and wove until it met at the middle. OK, I added some S and Z design to keep things interesting. I chained across the meeting line. The loop… Read more »

Rigid Heddle Weaving

I’ve been working in a local school. Younger children have been learning about three-strand or four-strand braiding. For those in grade 4 and 5 I brought along rigid heddles and had them weave strips or “sashes”. Here are some patterns you can make with a rigid heddle loom. Now, if you have all threads of… Read more »