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 »

Burlington Weavers Review

The Burlington Weavers and Spinners Guild’s most recent newsletter posted a review of Sprang Unsprung: Carol James’ book, “Sprang Unsprung” is great for anyone wishing to learn Sprang from the basics through to more advanced pattern making and colour play. The step-by-step instructions are offered for both left and right-handed folks, and are always accompanied… Read more »

Sprang Unsprung a best seller

The numbers are in for another week at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Sprang Unsprung is the bestseller in the non-fiction category for Manitoba Authors, for two weeks running now. Thanks to all my friends who’ve gone out and bought copies. A friend of mine captured the ‘sprang dance’ from be book launch on her camera. I’m… Read more »

Sprang Military sash

A re-enactor friend, artillery enthusiast, wanted a silk officer’s sash. He challenged me to create a cannon design. I drew up a cannon and mapped it out on graph paper. Have a look at the results.

Booklaunch for Sprang Unsprung

Monday September 12 at McNally Robinson Booksellers The Bart House Band provided the music They also accompanied the ‘Sprang Dance. The event finished with book signing.

Sprang Unsprung, review

Reviews are beginning to come in from readers of Sprang Unsprung. Of course friends are supportive. I’ve been holding my breath for comments from someone who has minimal weaving experience. Such a review came today from Helen: I found it very easy to read, very clear, and very simply written. That being said, it carried… Read more »