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Carol James

Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Carol James has been playing with strings for a long time; she learned to embroider and to crochet before she entered kindergarten. Since the 1980s she has been exploring a wide, flat, braiding technique known in North America as fingerweaving. In the mid 1990s she was introduced to sprang. She is now a world-recognized teacher. She has spent the past 20 years rediscovering textile forms that had been considered lost, resurrecting these ancient techniques and making them accessible to every one through her publicationsbooks and workshops.

Carol believes that textile creation is part of our human heritage. Textile is an amalgamation of threads interconnecting with each other, just as humans work together in order to create the fabric of society. The method used to create fabric  in disparate communities around the world is often quite similar. This is a common language of humans: the construction of fabric. Woven together we are stronger. 

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Current Courses Offered by Carol James

3 Days
Teaser image for Fingerweaving Introduction

Fingerweaving Introduction

Braided structures are among the oldest examples of human textile work. Learn to create cloth without the use of a loom, an extremely portable method. No previous weaving experience is assumed for the beginners’ class. Using a ready-to-go warp, participants will receive an introduction to the basic techniques. Emphasis is…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Carol James