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 »

tablet weaving and sprang

I’ve heard of pieces of sprang cloth that start out as warp set between two pieces of tablet weaving, and wanted to try it myself. I started two pieces of tablet weaving and then solicited help from a friend. We sat at my table and each of us worked on one of the bits of… Read more »

sprang socks

Quite a while ago I started a pair of socks. The warp’s been hanging off the backside of my kitchen door, waiting while other more pressing projects have attracted my attention. Now it’s time to finish those socks. Now, sprang is quite elastic, but not so elastic that the same tube allows for my ankles… Read more »

Commuter Hat Project

Inspired by Franco Rios, as well as a former student, I’ve made a hat. The method used means the project can easily be stowed in a commuter bag, and worked on the bus. I cut pieces of handspun into 17 pieces, each 36 inches long: eight pink, one white, eight pink. So, I was working… Read more »