pattern updates

Still working on those sprang patterns. I sent out drafts to friends and former students. They’ve given me some great feedback. Presently I’m updating the patterns, making them easier to use, and hope to start posting them soon.

Made another pair of sprang gloves, this time with a thumb.

A sprang glove, pattern inspired by a Coptic bonnet in the collection of the Krefeld Textile Museum

A sprang glove, pattern inspired by a Coptic bonnet in the collection of the Krefeld Textile Museum

Yes, you can make sprang gloves with fingers. The deal is that you create the cloth with an eye to the size and shape of the intended garment. Have a look at a pair of gloves made out of leather or cloth. There are little strips of cloth between the fingers. That’s what I think will be the easiest way to make sprang gloves. I made a short thin piece to go along the webbing of my hand between index and thumb.

Detail of the thumb gusset. The glove is inside-out so you can see the chain line at the midline of the gusset piece.

Detail of the thumb gusset.
The glove is inside-out so you can see the chain line at the midline of the gusset piece.

Getting ready for a series of teaching engagements.

I’ll be at the London Knit and Stitch show on Thursday, Oct 9, showing the world how to finger weave. In honour of this event, I’ve set up a warp for a neck scarf.

My local yarn store, RamWools, had some lovely thick yarn on sale, perfect for this project

My local yarn store had some lovely thick yarn on sale, perfect for this project.

I’ve completed another pair of sprang leggings, this one inspired by another portrait in Dagmar Drinkler’s research.  I’ll bring them to the ETSG conference on October 10-11.

 

 

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