Tag: sprang weaving

British Columbia trip continued

Drove up the Sunshine Coast to visit Yvonne Stowell’s Fibreworks Gallery. What a beautiful exhibit, textiles and pottery with a water theme. Worth the trip. One yurt is the exhibit space, another yurt is a classroom, and Yvonne has a third yurt for her weaving studio. Sunday we took the ferry to Vancouver Island. Duncan… Read more »

No Frame Sprang

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 »

Sprang Rainbow Sweater

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 »

sprang frame

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.

Sprang Unsprung a best seller

The numbers are in for another week at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Sprang Unsprung is the bestseller in the non-fiction category for Manitoba Authors, for two weeks running now. Thanks to all my friends who’ve gone out and bought copies. A friend of mine captured the ‘sprang dance’ from be book launch on her camera. I’m… Read more »