(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
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!
I recently got a request for tuam construction details about the pegs used in my chair woodworking project. Hope these pictures are helpful! Continue reading Tuam construction details
I’ve been sewing as part of a Big Barter lately. (And a little bit for me, as I stop quite so much faffing around in tertiary personas – trying to stick with 6thC and Bronze Age lately.) But it’s been … Continue reading Spring Sewing
I mean to go look at this diamond twill… Sounds like a re.seller who buys from these guys. I got mine direct at great prices, they do bulk as well if you can be patient and wait if they do not have enough in stock. on them to put the order together. Usually a couple of weeks for 10 or more. But well worth the wait and the blankets are great for cloaks. LOL. Here is the direct link. Shhh it's a big secret kept by their re-sellers. LOL. http://www.loricamos.vizz.pl/tkanieuk.html Sandy On 2/08/2010 10:17 PM, LEWINS SHELAGH wrote: > I … Continue reading Requoting diamond twill source
The Viking, er Saxon* and I went to MGT, and tried out the wool geteld as a pavilion, with one side propped up. (*He's decided to switch sides and move back in time to meet me. Looks like I get to avoid making myself a Viking apron for good!) Our friends Vladimir and Illaria sat with us, and brought rugs and their very comfy upholstered chairs. Besides the upholstery, I really like how the high backs fill in the vertical wall of the tent, visually. I'm wanting to find more pictures of people seated for more chairy ideas. We … Continue reading MGT 2010