I’ve heard of pieces of sprang cloth that start out as warp set between two pieces of tablet weaving, and wanted to try it myself. I started two pieces of tablet weaving and then solicited help from a friend. We sat at my table and each of us worked on one of the bits of… Read more »
Quite a while ago I started a pair of socks. The warp’s been hanging off the backside of my kitchen door, waiting while other more pressing projects have attracted my attention. Now it’s time to finish those socks. Now, sprang is quite elastic, but not so elastic that the same tube allows for my ankles… Read more »
Inspired by Franco Rios, as well as a former student, I’ve made a hat. The method used means the project can easily be stowed in a commuter bag, and worked on the bus. I cut pieces of handspun into 17 pieces, each 36 inches long: eight pink, one white, eight pink. So, I was working… Read more »
I set up my 4-harness loom for this year’s Festival. We’re commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Selkirk Settlers. They attempted to build an income spinning the hair of bison and weaving it into cloth. The local weavers guild agreed to help me weave brown cloth. I set up my loom. Meanwhile… Read more »
I’ve worked sprang without a loom, trying different methods. Well, to begin, here are two frames that I like for the ease of construction and minimal cost. The first is very like an Archie Brennan frame. It’s plumbing pipe, elbows, threaded rod and nuts. At the hardware store, if you ask for half-inch pipe, also… Read more »
A moment of weakness in a local yarn shop had me purchasing a skein of lace weight silk&baby camel. Marrakesh is the name on the skein, Swiss Mountain Silk. I’ve made it up into two of scarfs for exhibit purposes. I still had quite a bit of yarn left and did some math. Calculations indicated… Read more »
A student brought a frame to class. I like it a lot. I got my son to make me such a frame and find it sturdy as well as flexible. For longer projects I can just get longer dowels.
I recently finished up another of those silk officer sashes. I’ve been experimenting with different types of silk. Reeled silk is best because the fibers are nice and long. I’ve found that silk cording gives a better look, and probably better wear. Original silk sashes that I have examined seem to be composed of several… Read more »