I’ve been trying a few more variations of the sprang sock. Here’s a straight tube sock. It was made from a figure-8 warp, two rectangles worked at the same time. Cut apart, you get two socks for the work of making one … well, you have to do the finishing on the socks separately, gather… Read more »
The annual Visit with the People of Red River was held yesterday at the Musée de St Boniface. Twelve stations of activities were available. Students made a rotatation through six activities, twenty minutes each during their half-day at the Musée. My activity has always given students a basic understanding of weaving, and fingerweaving in particular…. Read more »
It’s almost ready. I’ve been working for two years now, putting together a how-to manuel on ‘sprang’. Following the same style as Fingerweaving Untangled, this book assumes no previous knowledge. This past week I received another draft back from the layout people. This one is very close to a printable version. Looking around my workroom,… Read more »
It’s that time of year again. I can be found with my SashWeaving in the Souvenir tent, alongside the Habitat for Humanity run Official Souvenir desk. The thing I love about Festival is seeing all the sashes. Every year it gets better. People are making their own, and wearing them. This woman took a one-hour… Read more »
These last few months I’ve been busy exploring sprang. I went through Peter Collingwood’s book, trying several of the patterns. Here’s a ‘sampler’ I made, using a dozen: I also explored a 3-D piece, using jute around a wire frame. Still working on that how-to book on sprang. Re-organized a whole whack of it,… Read more »
Trying another method for a pair of socks using sprang. Here are the socks: How did I do this? I figured I’d measure out a warp with extra length in the strings that would be the sole of the foot, and more importantly, the heel. I thought I’d just have two passes each time I… Read more »
Today’s challenge: some simple color patterns. I started with a vertical stripe, and then recorded how to get the colors to move sideways, get them to mix at the middle, and then how to get them to ‘un-mix’.
Been wanting to try a pair of socks, using the sprang technique. Today was the day. After taking 50 pages of my book to the layout people, I came home and set up to sprang a pair of socks. I worked several ‘short rows’ over the middle 50% of the stitches for a few rows…. Read more »