(This article is 4th in a series on The Sprang Hairnet. Start reading from the beginning here.) Now that we have a simple loom, the next logical step is putting some thread on it to work with, also called warping … Continue reading Sprang warping on a simple loom
(3rd in a series on The Sprang Hairnet. Start reading from the beginning here.) When I decided I needed a sprang hairnet to cover my bobbed hair for my Bronze Age impression, of course I turned to Pinterest first to … Continue reading Sprang loom
The Byrdraka sailed as a vigil tent at Meridies Kingdom A&S/Crown List! She always looks nice at night. Things we learned: You can do a lot with extra canvas yardage, some sisal rope, and a box of T-pins. These all fit … Continue reading Arty Crown Spring 2017
As some of you may know, my husband is the instigator and chief crew member of The Byrdraka, a fictional Viking ‘boat’ which brings revelry places seaworthy craft cannot, since she is built on a 20′ trailer. (Follow her progress on … Continue reading Help me put a sail on The Byrdraka!
“We believe that the main reason to study history is to rescue certain good, provocative, and inspiring ideas that have been lost in the past, in order to put them to use in relation to the dilemmas and problems of our own times.”
Continue reading What is Art For? Why Bother?
These are the guiding lights for the blog Greet’s Middle Ages…and also an example of what I believe are important concepts for any endeavor, whether it be for fun, as GMA is, or for profit. I offer this explanation in a spirit of transparency, for what I am doing with GMA, and also as a reference for myself, so that I can check myself to see if I’m getting off-track, and ask myself why.
Continue reading ‘Dabbling and Dressing Up’: Vision vs Mission vs Strategy vs Tactics
Sprang is a way of making fabric that I think of as being the inverse of knitting. If knitting is all horizontal threads, that are distorted to create vertical links, sprang is all vertical threads, that are distorted to create horizontal links. Similar to knitting, sprang is very drapey and will flex in its structure to contain a lumpy mass. (Like a pile of hair.)
Continue reading Sprang examples from history and some basics
The Borum Eshoj and Egtved dig documentation showed hairnets made with a technique called sprang, and it occurred to me that a hairnet might work as well to conceal short hair as to corral long.
Continue reading Introducing my Sprang Hairnet project! The find, and why I wanted one
I’ve found an instructor for metal clay! (2 spots left for Cindy Miller’s June 3 class, at Lowe Mill…)
Continue reading Metal clay instruction found!
So that’s what you’ll find here: I’m continuing my Bronze Age impression projects, but also including past arts from the New World, and post-1600.
Continue reading When last we left our heroes… 2017 reboot