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work of other artists

Here are some bits of sprang by others, photos they sent to me.    

another sprang sock

The Art and History museum in Brussels, Belgium, has a lovely collection of sprang items, including a pair of socks. These socks feature sprang ‘uppers’ and a knitted sole. I decided to try my hand at this. I began with a 3 ft long (75 cm) warp. I worked these threads for about six inches… Read more »

Fall 2015

CIETA (Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens) held its biennieal conference in Berlin. I attended, presenting a paper co-authored by Dr Maureen Matthews, curator at the Manitoba Museum. The subject of the conference was ‘Textiles in Transfer and Transformation’. The Canadian sash seemed to fit the topic perfectly. I met amazing people at the conference,… Read more »

St Paul to Durango

I’ve been busy teaching. The Midwest Handweavers Conference was held at St Thomas College in St Paul, Minnesota. I taught a finger weaving class and then a sprang class. On the way to Minnesota I stopped in Fargo to visit. Kim Baird said I should look up another instructor while there, Donna Kallner. Arriving at… Read more »

Recent occupations

Some of the things I’ve completed recently an oblique-weave sash And a silk military sash And a better version of that Egyptian turban This replica turban is based on a visit with a mummy in the collection of the Guimet Museum in Lyon, France. The turban is interesting as it makes use of a common… Read more »

June 2015

Back from my recent travels, to Europe, and then to the TNNA conference in Columbus, Ohio. In Columbus I met yarn store people from all across North America, what a conference! Maria Freitas of Meridan, Idaho, gave me a set of rayon threads to try in sprang.

European Travels April 2015

Travelling again, teaching and researching in Europe. First stop Lyon where I stayed opposite the train station In Lyon I had a look at the turban on the head of a mummie at the Confluence Museum.This is an earlier attempt at replicating that mummie’s turban. I wanting to make a more exact replica. Then I… Read more »

Spring Sprang

Spring is slow in coming here in Winnipeg. Today was a balmy above freezing temperature, but back down to below freezing tonight. Meanwhile, I’m busy with my sprang. I’ve been busy making military sashes. I’m also working on another pair of sprang leggings. These were inspired by images of Persian warriors fighting the ancient Greeks…. Read more »