Classes with Carol James

Finger Weaving Instructions

At long last, clear video instructions for fingerweaving. Carol James has been fingerweaving for more than 30 years and has perfected the finger movements. Many have learned from her book Fingerweaving Untangled. For those who want to see the hand movements, this is the video for you.

Fingerwoven belts and bags are traditional in several parts of North America. The technique goes by different names: Ceinture Fleche, yarn belts, and arrow sashes. This video leads you step by step through the learning process.

Fingerweaving is a no-loom method for producing cloth. Highly transportable; all you need are your fingers, yarn, two sticks, and a firm place to attach. This video assumes no previous weaving or braiding experience. It offers detailed instructions on the method showing you how to use your fingers to manipulate the threads, and demystifies a series of pattern variations.

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Introduction to Sprang

Sprang is a simple technique that is as versatile as knitting or crochet – but with the added benefit of getting two rows of work for each one row made! Sprang can be used to make hats, scarves, mittens, socks, vests… endless possibilities! In this 65 minute video, you will learn from the top teacher in the field, Carol James, who is well known as the artist who reproduced George Washington’s military sash – in sprang open-work lace.

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A Taste of the Sprang Technique

Sprang is probably something you never heard of. Here is your chance to learn about this ancient, under-appreciated technique of interlacement, that’s faster than knitting and gives two rows of cloth for every row of work! This video shows how to make two friendship bracelets at the same time and all you need is yarn and tape on the tabletop.

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