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Loom Notes: Lots of sprang and weaving!

In the last week I've been working on filming videos on how to add sprang lace to weaving projects. This project is dragging on somewhat because every time I sit down to my loom to work on another section of sprang, I come up with more ideas on how to incorporate sprang into weaving!

I promise the videos are forthcoming, I just need to do a bit of editing on them. In the meantime, here are some photos to get you excited!

I also worked on a warp I had set up months ago, probably not long after the start of COVID. I was undecided on what I wanted to do with the warp. I mean, obviously I wanted to make some amazingly awesome sprang item, but beyond that I really had no clue what to do with it. Finally, I went with a fun combination of techniques I had liked while playing around on a little demo piece I had sitting on my desk.

I also played around with different materials. I have some great hemp yarn that I want to explore some more. I had a small warp set up for making a soap bag but decided to play around it with. I sewed up one side and then liked how it fanned out. I wet blocked it and because it's hemp, it stayed relatively stiff after it dried, which was interesting. I think it might be an interesting idea for a necklace if beads were added to the bottom and it was a touch smaller.

Thinking along those same lines, I decided to see if I could replicate what I did with wire. I was not entirely successful, but getting to do sprang with wire was very fun! When I have time to play around with it more, I think I'll be able to come up with something a little better.

Finally, I started playing around with S and Z twist patterns. I've never really felt the need to explore the design possibilities of S and Z twist before, but now that I am prepping my full sprang course, I want to master all the possibilities so I can better present them in my course.

Well, that is the last weeks round up of what I worked on!

Interested in learning more about sprang? Be sure to check out my Getting Started In Sprang course! Sign up for updates as to when I will be launching my full sprang course that will teach you many of the techniques I show above and to keep up one what I am working on!

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