Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fiber Retreat 2011

My sprang class and assorted Tent City shots.  8-]

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sprang Class Handouts

Useful images

There were others, and as soon as I figure out how to import PageMaker images to my blog, I will.

Sprang Sites and Links: 

Phiala's sprang site:

Regia Anglorum sprang site:

Contemporary sprang work on flickr:

My sprang site:
wefttomyowndevices.blogspot.com/  (duh - you're here)  ;-j

Sprang on large loom:

Viking Girl’s sprang hats:

Graciela’s sprang site:

Blau’s sprang site:

Patterned sprang bags, scarves, sweaters:

Standing sprang loom - Oseberg loom:

Bronze age craft article:

Sprang bags at Pennsic ’06:

Blue's sprang lessons on YouTube:

Spanish Peacock's sprang site:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Sprang Bag

Here's a slightly larger sprang bag.

40 loops wide, about 12" on the loom.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sprang Sample 2

Here's a smaller sample in 8/4 Maysville cotton warp, ideal for sprang.

24 loops, a little small for a bag.  50 might be better.  Also a little longer I think.


Finished and off the loom.

Not too small afterall. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Preparing for Sprang Class

I'm preparing for my sprang class at the Fiber Retreat in a couple weeks.  Here's a sample piece I'm working on.  Freya and Loki are helping.  ;-j

This is to refresh myself and work out any kinks that might arise before the class.  Our class piece will be smaller, don't worry!

The loom is a frame made of stretcher bars with doweling and wooden skewers.  It's nice and portable and can be worked on my lap.  Another nice thing about this set-up is that you can turn it upside down and work it.  This helps you keep the beating even (you can't help beating harder down than up).  You can also switch direction of the slant.


Almost finished.


As a critique:  too wide, too long for a cap.  Center seam needs to be tighter.