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Sprang

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:47 am
by sally
I've been working on improving my sprang hairnets recently, whilst the technique isn't anything complicated, its a fine balance between getting just the right yarn and getting the twists densely packed enough to get a good finish. Am pleased with this one, the yarn is but very firmly twisted and strong, which has given a good finish. This one is going with a Bronze Age outfit. Just wish I was a bit faster at it, a net like this is a good part of a days work.

Anyone else here doing much sprang at the moment?

Re: Sprang

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:49 pm
by Colin Middleton
There was a very interesting talk about sprang in the 16th C at MeDATS a while back. Try contacting them for details.

Colin

Re: Sprang

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:56 pm
by John Waller
There are a few ladies in the Napoleonic community who work on sprang sashes.

Re: Sprang

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:03 pm
by Redders
None can keep up with demand :(

Sally, That looks amazing :)

Re: Sprang

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:06 pm
by Ancient Weaver
Very nice. :)
I find the hardest thing with sprang is getting the width right. I've given up on trying to make a usable hair net/bonnet, for the while at least. I have, at least, learned how to do holes and s/z patterns. I've been meaning to have a go at socks for a long time now, but keep getting distracted, most recently by weft twining.
At the fair last week-end, I got talking and found that sprang was used for circa 18C military sashes (I hadn't realised GW's sash was part of his uniform!) and so there is significant demand for them, so I have finally got the side bars made for an adjustable frame suitable for sprang. I still need to make a base/support, so it can be free standing, then I can get going.