Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sprang Class - Fiber Frolic

Here's a pic of a student working on a sprang loom.  Note the cord pushed to the top.  Loom was warped in the easy figure-8, with a string to hold the cross pushed to the top.


Stretcher bars came and I'm putting the looms together.  Had to buy all new looms this time so I ordered smaller bars to keep the cost down.  Still plenty of room to weave.


Sample loom for the class on Sat.

250 wraps on the bobbins.  Enough for two sprang bags.  20 loops on the looms.  4 skewers, 4 string place holders.  Tapestry needles.


Cathy Raymond said...

Where did you buy your loom from? I'd like to get one for myself.

Ellen Shipley said...

Hi Cathy, the loom is made from stretcher bars used for stretching canvas for painting. You can sometimes find them in art supply stores or online at: among others. You don't need heavy duty stretcher bars, light weight are fine. Buy 2 horizontal and 2 vertical bars for each loom. They go together with some elbow grease (and sometimes a hammer) and you can sand off any rough edges. Good luck!