First June Update

Mid May I was in Rocky Mountain House for the Centre for Rupertsland Colloquium, giving a paper on distinguishing loomwoven from fingerwoven sashes. We toured the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. My ‘faux assomption’ sashes are featured in the display! Thanks Virginia, for the great photos! Last Wednesday I participated in the St. Boniface… Read more »

May update

It’s been a busy time. Those of you who get the Beaver Magazine may have noticed the article on page 9 of the current issue. It’s about my weaving project at the St Boniface General Hospital, sponsored by Manitoba Heritage, and Manitoba Artists in Healthcare. I just got back from the Center for Rupertsland Studies… Read more »

April progress

Well, I finished that Assomption swatch, and did another one of a related pattern. Both Manitoba Museum and Musée de St-Boniface have sashes that are very loosely woven, in the Assomption (arrowhead and lightning) pattern. Swatch #6 reflects that loosely woven Assomption pattern. It sure was difficult to keep it loose, weaving the respun 2/8… Read more »

Arpil plans

I’ve got a photo of me from last month, completing work on the oblique-style sash sample. Currently I’m weaving the Assomption swatch. It’s reached 12 inches in length, 60% done. And there’s a photo if it, too. I will be attending the Artisans Market at Fort Whyte Alive on April 5 & 6. The Advanced… Read more »

Website Updates

A few new things to look out for at sashweaver.ca. Information has been updated in nearly every section. Most importantly, check out the resources section for details about Carol’s book, weaving classes and different yarn types. A brand new front page has been added. Finally, a small temporary store has been set up on ebay…. Read more »

Book Reviews

Dr. Katherine Pettipas, Curator, The Manitoba Museum writes: This publication is welcome addition to the literature on the ancient craft of finger weaving. Carol James, an accomplished Winnipeg weaver and teacher, has dedicated over 20 years to the art. Her knowledge and sash reproductions are based on the detailed study of historical artifacts that are… Read more »

About the book

I’ve been teaching fingerweaving for some time now. My students have encouraged me to publish the ‘handouts’ in book form. It was a small project that really got out of hand. It’s now a full color 64 page book, entitled Fingerweaving Untangled, an illustrated beginner’s guide, including detailed patterns and common mistakes. The book provides… Read more »

Book Launch

So the trip to Friesen’s Printing was amazing. I watched the pages roll through the presses. How I love to see machines work. And it was my book they were printing! A few days later 16 boxes were delivered to my house, taking up a whole corner of my work room. So now I’m needing… Read more »