Funky shapes

Participating with a local arts group, I’ve been experimenting using different materials, making sprang ‘bags’. A local bead store sells a fine, supple wire. When I apply flat-warp sprang bag-making techniques, a free-standing structure appears.

'Sprang-ed' wire

‘Sprang-ed’ wire

As with many things, the secret is in the right materials and a sturdy frame. There’s lots of potential here.

As I said, these started out as a flat, or figure-8 warp. I squeezed in as many rows as possible, and gathered the warp together where ‘S’ and ‘Z’ meet at the middle. The whole is folded in half, sew up the sides, and voila a funky shape!

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